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Old Computers Never Die - Their Users Do!!



A regular discussion of archaic technology, with purpose ...

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 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.

Among other platforms, we might demonstrate the following systems:

  • Oric-1/Atmos
  • Atari
  • Commodore
  • Spectrum
  • Amstrad
  • Dragon
  • 80286,80386,80486
  • Z80
  • 6502
  • MIPS
  • SGI
  • Amiga (might not qualify for "the users have moved on, i.e. stopped using the platform") :-)
  • 68k
  • Cambridge Z88

If you've got something you wanna demo - AWESOME! - we'll add it to the list!

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.


Last Friday of Every Month

(As of 28 March 2018, the **next** RetroSession is 27 April 2018)