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Thread: Stupid Collections - Office Equipment

  1. PC Stupid Collections - Office Equipment

    So, I found a 1953 Smith Corona typewriter with case & key in Very Good and working condition for dumb cheap ($45).
    Then, I bought a matching adding machine from the same company & era for $10 on eBay!
    Then, I decided these functioning typewriters are incredibly cheap for an old ass working machine and I want one from each decade 1920 to 1950, then electrics in 1960 & 1970, and then for 1980 an Apple II PC.

    My questions to TNL:

    Does anyone have 80's PC shit?
    What is the definitive 80's PC?
    Besides the Office Suite, what would be the essential software?
    What 5 games would you load on it?
    "Question the world man... I know the meaning of everything right now... it's like I can touch god." - bbobb the ggreatt

  2. I would say either Commodore 64 or Apple IIe, but I suppose it depends on where you're from. British people always talk about the Spectrum or some shit.

  3. Amiga. I've still got a bunch of that crap around.
    I like the old Commodore calculators.

  4. 8008ㄥƐϛϛ

  5. #5
    My parents still have our Apple IIgs with the monitor, disk drives, etc. in the original boxes in their basement. I think the games are still around too. I can't say they're the best five, but I know we had Batman, Ghostbusters, Mean 18 (Golf), Epyx Summer Olympic Games, and a baseball and football by the same company whose names I can't recall.

  6. Boxes? Ghostbusters?? If it's all working, have them name me a price. I've seen anything from $200 to $2,000 on eBay. But I'd rather buy from one of you guys. There's no rush too just when you or them have time to dig it out.
    "Question the world man... I know the meaning of everything right now... it's like I can touch god." - bbobb the ggreatt

  7. #7
    Get a Commodore 64 rig to satisfy your hipster need for useless junk, then plug a NES into the monitor so at least one part of it is useful.

  8. #8
    I know a good amount about typewriters, but not too much about general 80s PCs. I'd love to have a collection though, it seems like something worth having.
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    Where am I anyway? - I only registered on here to post on this thread

  9. The '53 Corona Sterling 5A. I wrote all six of my actors a thank you/pay letter on it. It was fun! I even got the "touch" set at the perfect resistance now.

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    "Question the world man... I know the meaning of everything right now... it's like I can touch god." - bbobb the ggreatt

  10. I've been giving some real thought to getting a typewriter too. I have a hard time with 1, dicking around on the internet when writing and 2, revising and revising and revising each sentence as I write it rather than just getting it down and writing a proper draft, a draining and unproductive way to write. I'd love some recommendations!
    Last edited by A Robot Bit Me; 02 Sep 2016 at 05:58 PM.

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