James and John discuss eBay finds: Super Bowl XIX lot, Apple History Poster, and Siemens NotePhone. They offer solid reasons for buying old Macs, and news includes iPhone 5 press event announced, previously unseen Steve Jobs pictures, and Project Genesis is looming.
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Heh... NewtPhone... :)
I'm not exactly sure how I got into collecting... It just kind happened. Nostalgia plays a big part, for sure. Having all of the toys, that I could only look at in magazines and whatnot. I remember wanting a computer as early as 5 or 6 years old in the mid-80's, and never had one of my own until 1994 when I was 15. I guess I'm overcompensating as a adult. I also really enjoy the history of Apple and the personal computer industry as a whole.
"Why buy old Macs?"
Obvious answer - "Mental Illness"?
Isn't that a given?
I did say it was obvious.
The real question is which came first? Mental Illness or the collecting?
I'm going with the illness was there first, but the collecting was the trigger that set it off. I wanted my own computer lab long before I ever had my own computer.
That retronaut site has a bunch of other interesting Apple-related content:
Apple I ad: