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

From: Ethan Dicks <dickset_at_amanda.spole.gov>
Date: Mon Aug 2 19:16:57 2004

On Mon, Aug 02, 2004 at 06:36:02PM -0500, Doc Shipley wrote:
> 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.

I've seen one (at a local public access TV station), but I have to
agree that they aren't common.
> 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.

Nice score.

For my own collection, I'd say that I don't have stuff that's all that
rare... An Amiga 1000 w/Rejuvinator, a original rev C-64 s/n 2345, a
PDP-8/S, two Straight-8s (one of which appeared on the back of "CPU
Wars"), and an SBC-6120 with all the available accessories (FP-6120
and either a RAMdisk or IOB-6120) are about as rare as I get.

There's lots of people on this list with odder things than that.


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