One week into the decimation
Sunday, April 11th, 2010 at 8:35 pm
A week ago I decided to decimate my computer collection. What have I achieved so far?
The Ikea shelves (like GORM, but older) that I have for the collection gives six main spaces, plus the top of the unit. It is in the six main spaces that will contain the focus of the collection.
After reoganisation, the spaces contain:
- Apple IIgs with floppy drives and floppy disks in boxes
- Apple IIc, Apple IIc+ and the rare LCD display
- SGI O2 with its 17″ widescreen LCD
- IBM PC Convertible
- IBM PC JX
Yes, that is only five spaces. I have yet to decide what occupies the sixth space, and then I still have the top of the unit.
One question that has been bouncing around in my mind is whether or not I keep any Macintosh computers. In 1988 the Apple IIgs was our first family computer and I used Apple IIs at school, so there is a connection there. But until I bought a Powerbook in 2004 I didn’t have a Macintosh. The only reason I have so many is because there were so many and at one point my goal was to have one of each type. We know what becase of that goal.
In order to allocate these five spaces, I needed to first remove what had previously been there. At the same time I also made an initial pass at what was on the wall shelves, mostly manuals, old software and peripherals such as external hard drives.
So what happened to what got removed? Some went into the rubbish bin, others went into the paper recycling bin, a few are in a pile downstairs because they are now listed on eBay, while the remainder is in another pile at the top of the stairs.
Items in that last pile include the PowerMac 6100s and the PowerBook Duos. I have yet to decide whether to keep these.
Before I started I took some photos that will be able to be stiched into a panorama. Once I have done some more cleanup I will take another set and post two panoramas for comparision.