PAUL'S COMPUTER JAMBOREE


Greetings, visitor to my humble little computer jamboree page!

To many computers are simply tools, like a can opener, or a vacuum cleaner. To others, they are more than simply tools. More than simply toys, even. Computers are not simply collections of electronic and mechanical parts, put together solely to execute instructions for us.

Computers create their own virtual worlds, are the basis of virtual communities, and in a sense have their own personalities. Anyone who was around during the hobbyist days of computing knows well the sense of community shared by owners of any particular brand of microcomputer, whether it be a Commodore 64 or an Apple II. Users of larger systems, running UNIX and VMS, even created a whole language around their 'computer culture'. To me, collecting computers perhaps has more to do with my fascination with the culture surrounding these machines than it does with the 1's and 0's beneath it all. Of course, the 1's and the 0's can sometimes be fascinating in their own right! :-)


Computers I own, or have owned:

(Note, white box machines not included. There are too many changes to keep up with, and none of them are terribly interesting.)

Apple IIe
Apple Macintosh
Apple Macintosh Plus
Apple Macintosh IIci
Apple Macintosh Powerbook 145B
Apple Macintosh LC 475
Apple Power Macintosh 6100

Atari 800XL
Atari 520STFM

Commodore PET Model 4032
Commodore SuperPET SP9000
Commodore VIC 20
Commodore 64
Commodore plus/4
Commodore 128D
Commodore Amiga 1000
Commodore Amiga 2000

Dell Dimension XPS P60

Digital MicroVAX 2000
Digital VAXstation 4000 VLC
Digital AlphaStation 200 4/166
Digital PC 5510 LP

Hewlett-Packard 9000 Model 712/60
Hewlett-Packard 9000 Model 712/80
Hewlett-Packard 9000 Model 712/100

IBM RS/6000 7006-42T
IBM ThinkPad 760E
IBM ThinkPad 380Z
IBM ThinkPad T21
IBM ThinkPad R40
IBM ThinkPad T60

Interact

Silicon Graphics Indigo2
Silicon Graphics Octane

Sun SPARCstation 1
Sun SPARCstation LX
Sun SPARCstation 5

Tandy TRS-80 Model 4

Timex Sinclair 1000

Toshiba Satellite 2130CS



Other Cool Stuff


3Com 3C588 MultiConnect Repeater
Epson LQ-2550 dot matrix printer
Kinetics FastPath
NCD 19r X Terminal
Toshiba XM-5100A CD-ROM drive





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