Old Computers Never Die - Their Users Do!!
A regular discussion of archaic technology, with purpose ...
We will, as a group and with interest, attempt to bring abandoned computers to life, for new reasons. Anything interesting we can do with an old computer, we will try to do it.
If you've got something you wanna demo - AWESOME! Let us Demo our still-working, ±30 year old systems!
We will meet at MetaLab to discuss, review, remember, re-write, revive, a bit of love for retro- computing; we will see what sort of answers we come up with for questions such as: what we can do with old computers; why we should do things with old computers; who has a new, old computer, to demonstrate; who has an old, old computer to demonstrate; what can a computer do, old and new?
What Is a Retro-Computer?
To be considered a "retro- computer", the device should be any computer platform where the general majority of mainstream users have moved on, i.e. stopped using the platform. It should be a machine from the past, which maybe isn't so common any more. It could also be a common, old computer - really the only point is, its not an iBlah or McPC. "Those aren't quite old enough .. yet."
The best thing to bring along is an old, dusty machine, and get it back up and running. Maybe you've got a great Amiga collection? Still got a C64 "somewhere in the attic"? Dust it off, bring it along, and lets make it work again.
Among other platforms, we might demonstrate the following systems:
- Cambridge Z88
Last Friday of Every Month
(As of 17 May 2018, the **next** RetroSession is 25 May 2018)
Agenda for 25 May 2018 RetroSession
- torpor: For the next RetroSession, I will bring a non-working Amstrad CPC6128 which I will attempt to recover, as well as a fully-working demonstration of the new Twilighte+Sittler card for Oric Atmos, on which we can play with Orix, hopefully ..