The very first personal computers - How many are left?

From: Joe <>
Date: Tue Apr 8 16:23:58 2003


   I think you'll find that there are a good number of Altairs, 5100s and Mark-8s still around. I personally owned two Altairs and a 5100 up until last year. There are a GOOD number of people on this list that Mark-8s, Altairs, 5100 and IMSAIs. Have you checked Steve Gabaly's Altair register? He been trying to put together a list of all the existing Altairs.


At 11:25 AM 4/8/03 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>One thing I was always interested in - and the visitors in my Computer
>Museum often want to know - is how many of the very first personal computers
>are still in existence. By first PCs I mean the following machines:
>Kenbak 1
>Scelbi 8h
>IBM 5100
>Apple 1
>Altair 8800
>IMSAI 8080
>I know it's quite difficult to figure out how many Altairs or IMSAIS are
>still around. But a search on the Mark-8 e.G. (on the Internet) turned out
>that there are only a handful still in existence.
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