Excercising vintage items - was: Commodore 8010 IEEE-488

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed Oct 20 20:43:07 2004

> I spend plenty of hours fixing things that I know I'll never really
> use --- I like to know that the items in my collection actually work,
> and will continue to work as long as I can maintain them. I guess my
> idea of preserving this material means preserving it in working
> condition. I also LIKE fixing this stuff... I like the challenge of
> tracing a problem, and the insight that comes from figuring out how
> a particular design works.


> Curious to know what others do with the vintage equipment you have stashed
> away in basement/garage etc.

I'm with you in this. I like to have all my collection working (some of
it I use -- this PC is well over 10 years old, heck the linux distro I'm
running is getting towards being on-topic). I enjoy tracking down faults,
I enjoy fixing them, and I enjoy seeing how a machine was designed and
built back then.

That said, I take some care before applying power. In fact turning it on
is one of the last things I do.

Received on Wed Oct 20 2004 - 20:43:07 BST

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