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

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Mon Aug 2 18:36:02 2004

Dwight K. Elvey wrote:

>>From: "Vintage Computer Festival" <vcf_at_siconic.com>
>>They have a *very* well done restoration page. Cool project! However, I
>>don't believe their claim to have the only original Alto left in existence
>>is accurate.
> Hi
> I was just wondering. What people on this list consider their
> rarest computers in their collections. Here is my list

   Probably the rarest I own is only because of the paint job - it's an
otherwise very common computer - an A2000 badged as a Newtek
VideoToaster 2000. I haven't found anybody else who has one with the
Newtek badge, but all the internals are pretty common boards.

   Other than that, I'd guess it's either the Altos 580 or the Mindset.
  The Altos runs, the Mindset I don't have a clue about. All I have is
the system unit and the floppy drive expansion. No keyboard or video.

   The coolest computer I have, in terms of "Oh My God I can't believe I
scored this!" is the 133MHz BeBox. Runs, came with a bunch of software,
and is cosmetically near perfect.

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