Oooo err, a Cray-1 Supercomputer from the mid 70’s, 32mb and used around about 110kw.
I reckon @John_Scully has a few old timers stashed away
Yours truly sold an old Motorola flip phone at a boot sale for £5 (think it was a StarTac). Saw many years later it was back up to the £1500 (yes, I was nuts) I had paid for it
Anyone want a Sinclair Spectrum?
I had the Sinclair doorstop (ZX81) with a 64k ram pack
Bloody rampak kept falling off the back when it got hot and you’d lose all your program (loaded from tape cassette)
I wrote Monopoly on the ZX81 and it took 20 minutes to load off the tape so not a happy chappie when it fell over
It has definitely spurred me on to wonder where my Spectrum has got to. Hmmmm… I had lots of games tapes too…
Worse, falling off when the power was on often killed the machine and/or the RAM pack.
I did a stint of electronics repair in the 1980’s - got very good at fixing Spectrums and ZX80/81’s
perhaps that’s what happened to it in the end… I tossed it in the bin and bought a BBC computer with twin floppy 5½" drives instead in Stevenage…
I had a big clean out a few years ago Graham. I even had the front panel of a 3705 FEP which I should never have got rid of. I’d have it mounted in the sitting room now (or at least in the garage).
I still have one of these though, very handy for £sd…
We’ve probably still got an Amiga somewhere. Brilliant little computer.
After my ZX81 I purchased a Dragon 32 - every time my parents central heating clicked in it crashed After two replacements it was returned for a refund.
I went from a ZX81 to the powerhouse known as an Acorn Electron which I think was linked to a BBC Micro in some way.
I’d hang on to it, Doris the idiot will be bringing them back soon
It was linked to the BBC Micro
We still have an Acorn RISC PC buried away in the garage…
I did manage to convince my parents to buy this for me with good intentions of learning programming etc - but then just played games on it for hours, including scoring over 3 million on Chuckie Egg - I can tell that you are impressed!
I really liked the “Level” types of games. Anyone remember the (more sophisticated (!) ) addictive Manic Miner?