Those were the days, when you still personally knew each and every bit of your computer's operating system... And a new computer was of course shipped together with a programming manual and a circuit diagram!
Booties and pickings
Currently, my small collection of 80s' microcomputers encompasses:
- An Amiga 1200 with 2 disk drives, CD-ROM, SCSI hard drive and 68030 board.
- An Apple II Europlus with 2 disk drives, an amber CRT monitor, serial and parallel interface cards and 2 paddles.
- An Apple IIe (unenhanced) with 2 disk drives, a green CRT monitor, 80 columns card and parallel interface.
- An Atari ST1040 (also not duly examined yet).
- A Commodore PET/CBM 3032, provisionally using a Datasette 1530 for mass storage.
- A fully functional Commodore VIC20 motherboard which is currently allowed to dwell in a C64 casing.
- Three Commodore 64s (two broken) with three 1541 disk drives, each in both the brown and the white color variant.
- A Commodore 128 with various accessories (not properly catalogued yet).
- A resurrected, but currently again comatose Sharp MZ-80A.
- A TI 99/4A with speech synthesizer, peripheral expansion unit, 32kB-RAM expansion, RS232-interface and floppy disk drive.
Anyone wanting to treat me? I'm still looking for...