Photos: Hardware Hoarders - Your old computers (PART 2)

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Bob Rays Sinclairs - boxed ZX81 and Spectrum 48K

Bob Rays Sinclairs - boxed ZX81 and Spectrum 48K

Bob Ray sent in this photo of some of his "computer 'junk' as my wife puts it. A working Sinclair ZX81 and Spectrum (blue key version) which date back to 1980/81 sort of era." Keeping the ZX81 - complete with box - for so long has not been easy: "I've had to hide most of the computer bits around the house in different hiding places, otherwise my wife would start liberating them to the bins, but you just can't allow that!' And there's much more where these came from: "Somewhere I've got my original ZX80 (the white one), and hidden at my Mum's home is a Video Genie (TRS-80 compatible with built in tape unit and re-configured character set, with proper lower case descenders), Dragon, Commodore 64 and that's before we start looking at the 'new generation' IBM PCs."

 

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We're inviting Computer Weekly readers to send us photos and videos of the oldest IT equipment they've held on to, and to share their excuses for hoarding it.

We had around 70 photos last year!

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Part 2

Part 3

Also, if you've enjoyed this, you might also enjoy our very own

Retro computer games photo gallery.

If you have some kit you  want to show off, send  your pictures to faisal.alani@rbi.co.uk.

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