Retrocomputing is usually classed as a hobby where enthusiasts often collect rare and valuable hardware and software for the collectible value or to have fun in the use of it. Many expensive systems like IBM Mainframes, DEC Superminis, or SGI workstations have now become affordable on the used computer market. Other vintage computers such as Apple IIs, IBM PCs, ZX Spectrums, Atari, Commodore, Amigas and BBC Micros are even more popular among collectors for sentimental reasons. I'd like to start a group that is keen on discussing, displaying, coding, playing, etc. on their original hardware in order to enjoy and share the experience with like-minded others, while preserving the aging electronics for historical reasons.

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    "What options do we have regarding the days and the hours that the meeting place is available? Earlier in the afternoon would allow anyone transporting vintage systems to the meeting, to get home in time to unload them before it gets dark...."

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    "First computer exposure was the Xerox Sigma-9 at Memphis state university in the mid-70's. First personal computer was an OSI C2-4P. My interests include OSI, S-100, HP technical workstations, plus the more popular retrocomputers"
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    "I'd advise posting that on this national group for vintage computer enthusiasts: http://www.vint­age-co... I'm there as " JDallas " You can register for an account and they have special area for posting messages like yours...."

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    "Would there be any interest in purchasing any of the following? A Franklin Ace 1000 computer (that’s the Apple II+ clone, one that’s pretty much identical to the Apple II+)...."

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