Yes, I'm collecting old computers! The progress in the computer industry is so lightning fast that computers will very quick become museum items. I try to collect some milestones and classical computers. For example the first PC, the first portable, the first true laptop and so on. I want all my computers to be in original shape, unmodified and in working condition. It is also fine if original OS, manuals and software are included.
As the museum is located in Sweden I have a special focus on Swedish computers.
New Arrival in the Museum...
Hewlett-Packard Omnibook 600 and 800
HP OmniBook was a range of laptop personal computers created by Hewlett Packard. The Omnibook 600 was introduced 1994 and the 800 in 1996. This is a type of "superportable" computers that easy fits in any briefcase. These models has a color screen and PCMCIA slots for external memory, modem or network card also featured a full-size keyboard, a pop-up mouse. The Omnibook 800 was based on the same form factor as the Omnibook 600. However, the system software on the Omnibook 800 resided on an internal hard disc (under the right side of the front of the keyboard), rather than on a PCMCIA hard disc.
On my wish list:
If you feel like you have something lying around that would fit in to my collection, please mail me to see if you can become a donator to my museum!
One way to celebrate the history of computing is by collecting them and letting other people see how far we have come. Isaac Newton: one wrote: “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” putting that into context of computers the computers of today are only so good because of the ones that came before.
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