rarest computers. was: RE: Xerox Alto Restoration + Emulation

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Mon Aug 2 14:25:26 2004

On Mon, 2004-08-02 at 17:53, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
> Hi
> I was just wondering. What people on this list consider their
> rarest computers in their collections. Here is my list

Hmm, likely most of us have some oddball stuff in our collections, much
of which is probably so obscure that it means nothing to anyone else :-)

Me, I mainly focus on Torch, RML and Acorn stuff these days, so off the
top of my head:

  Acorn ABC 310 (one other known)
  Acorn ACW 210 (about ten survivors known)
  Acorn / BBC Domesday system (my guess is there's about ten still
  Acorn System 5 (maybe 20 or so left worldwide?)
  Torch Quad X (I don't know of any others left)
  Torch / Primagraphics workstation (again, I'm not aware of any more)
  Torch Triple X workstation (maybe 30 of those around?)
  RML 380Z CHAIN network server
  RML 480Z metal-cased system


  GEC-badged Dragon 64
  Tektronix XD88 Unix box (last other one I heard of still running was
about four years ago)
  Apple /// (possibly lots worldwide; there don't seem to be many people
this side of the pond who have seen one though)


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