The very first personal computers - How many are left?

From: Dan Veeneman <>
Date: Thu Apr 10 20:56:00 2003

On Thursday, April 10, 2003, at 09:06 PM, Erik S. Klein wrote:
> People collect what they are excited about and that usually doesn't
> include more obscure machines.

I'd like to find an HP 9831. I wrote a fair amount of software for it
back in 1981 or so, but haven't seen one since. I know Tony has one,
but he's across the pond (Atlantic Ocean) and wouldn't part with it
in any case.

Is that obscure enough?

> I have hundreds of computer magazines from the seventies and eighties.
> I rarely see an ad for HP 9830 but I see ads for IMSAI, Altair and
> other
> mentioned machines a ton.

For the terminally curious, I have a scan of an ad for the 9830 here:

This may be a good time to ask again if anyone has a copy of the
Service Manual for the HP 9830. If so, please contact me off-list.


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