The collection will be downsized
Monday, August 17th, 2009 at 10:24 pm
I have been neglecting my computer collection. The last time anything changed was when I acquired the Apple IIc with LCD, and apart from booting it up once and taking a photo it has sat idle for almost 9 months.
This time I am going to be ruthless, and most of the collection must go as the space could be better used for other things. For example camera related gear.
But what few items will I keep? I have thought about this before and from a glance around the shelves here is a list, ranked by likelihood of keeping:
- Apple IIgs
- Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh
- Apple IIc with LCD and external battery
- IBM JX
- IBM PC Convertible
- Apple TechStep
- Apple PowerCD
- Apple Macintosh Portable
- SGI O2 (with widescreen LCD)
- Dauphin DTR-1 (Windows 3.1 based tablet)
- Apple IIc Plus
- Apple Portrait and Two Page displays
- Apple Powerbook Duo and DuoDock II
I have a lot more, both systems and peripherals. My priority will be in downsizing (via ebay) the systems as they take up the most space. First to go will be the SGI Indys and then I will start on the variety of Macintosh and Power Macintosh systems.
Although this has been on my todo list for a while, I only realised today that the Annual Hard Rubbish Collection is just over a month away (for the area I am in). This means I don’t have much time and while I will start with the more signifigant items, if I don’t get organised a number of systems will be thrown out.
Not necessarily the best outcome, but unless I set myself a deadline, nothing will change for another year…