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Apple logo 6-color icon.png Apple user since 1993
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From post #1: http://aftermac.blogspot.com

I have a sizable collection of vintage computers, consisting of 70+ machines from a handful of different manufacturers. My primary interest is Apple. I've been a Mac user since 1993, when my best friend received a Macintosh Quadra 605 for Christmas. One year later, for Christmas, I received my first computer, a used Macintosh IIsi that my mom bought from a co-worker. It had 9 MB RAM, 40 MB HD, and a 20 MHz Motorola 68030 CPU. I purchased my second computer in 1997, a Mac PowerBook Duo 270c. A laptop. The Duo and IIsi were my main computers until my first new computer purchase - The iMac, in 1998.


After that it is all kind of a blur...


How did I come to acquire 70+ computers? Honestly, I'm not quite sure. It just kind of happened. I'm not even sure where they all came from.


The collection is relegated to a corner of my basement, where it resides out of sight, sitting on crude shelving that is long overdue for replacing - and certainly not ideal for displaying these vintage machines.

My goal is to blog my experiences while I catalog, sort, test, repair, mourn those that cannot be repaired, and reminisce about about one of my favorite hobbies, that I have sadly neglected for several years now. For now the blog layout is bland and basic. This should improve eventually. I've been sitting on this blog Idea for 4 years now, so it's time to just get started!


Disclaimer: I am not a writer. I don't play one on television. I wouldn't know where to begin to impersonate one. I punctuate like I've never even heard of the English language. Thank you.


Machine List ( 3/1/2010 )

Apple

  • ✓ IIe
  • ✓ IIe
  • ✓ IIe Platinum
  • ✓ IIgs
  • ✓ IIgs

Compact Macs

  • Macintosh 512k
  • Macintosh 512k w/ SCSI expansion
  • ✓ Macintosh 512Ke
  • ✓ Macintosh Classic
  • ✓ Macintosh Classic II
  • ☠ Macintosh Classic II
  • Macintosh Color Classic
  • ✓ Macintosh Plus
  • ☠ Macintosh Plus
  • ☠ Macintosh Plus (Platinum)
  • ✓ Macintosh SE
  • ✓ Macintosh SE
  • Macintosh SE
  • ✓ Macintosh SE/30

Macintosh II

  • ✓ Macintosh II
  • ☠ Macintosh II
  • Macintosh IIci
  • Macintosh IIci
  • Macintosh IIcx
  • Macintosh IIcx/iMac (project)
  • Macintosh IIfx
  • Macintosh IIsi
  • ☠ Macintosh IIsi
  • Macintosh IIvx

Quadra / Centris

  • ✓ Macintosh Centris 610
  • Macintosh Centris 650
  • ✓ Macintosh Quadra 605
  • ☠ Macintosh Quadra 605
  • Macintosh Quadra 630
  • Macintosh Quadra 650
  • ✓ Macintosh Quadra 700
  • Macintosh Quadra 700
  • ☠ Macintosh Quadra 840AV
  • ✓ Macintosh Quadra 950
  • ✓ Macintosh Workgroup Server 80

LC / MacTV / Performa

  • ☠ Macintosh LC
  • ✓ Macintosh LC II
  • ✓ Macintosh LC III
  • ✓ Macintosh Mac TV
  • ☠ Macintosh Performa 550

PowerMac / iMac

  • ☠ Macintosh 5200/120
  • ✓ Macintosh 6100/60
  • ✓ Macintosh 6100/60
  • ☠ Macintosh 7200/90
  • ☠ Macintosh 8600/200
  • ☠ Macintosh 9500/132
  • ✓ Macintosh Beige PowerMac G3 Mini-Tower
  • ✓ Macintosh Blue & White PowerMac G3
  • ✓ Macintosh PowerMac G4 Digital Audio
  • Macintosh iMac 233
  • ✓ Macintosh iMac DV SE

Portable / PowerBook / iBook / MacBook

  • ✓ Macintosh Portable
  • ✓ Macintosh PowerBook 160
  • ✓ Macintosh PowerBook 165c
  • ✓ Macintosh PowerBook 180
  • ✓ Macintosh PowerBook Duo 2300
  • ✓ Macintosh iBook G4
  • ✓ Macintosh MacBook Pro

Macintosh Clones

  • ☠ AEGIS QV100
  • ☠ Power Computing PowerCenter Pro 210

Newton

  • ✓ Newton MessagePad 120

Non-Apple

  • ✓ Atari 800XL
  • ✓ Atari XEGS
  • ☠ Commodore 64
  • ☠ Commodore Vic 20
  • ✓ Gateway Profile
  • ✓ Homemade AMD 2 GHz (MAME Cabinet)
  • ✓ Homemade AMD K62 400
  • IBM 8086
  • IBM 8086
  • ✓ Sun SparcStation 20
  • ✓ Sun Ultra 60

Previously Owned Computers

  • Mac II
  • IIci
  • IIcx
  • IIsi
  • IIsi
  • Generic 486
  • PowerBook Duo 270c
  • PowerBook Duo 280c
  • PowerBook G3 Pismo
  • iMac G4