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


Darren Spencers 1983 Oric-1

Darren Spencers 1983 Oric-1

Darren's tale of lost innocence begins: "What can I say… I was seduced, at the age of 12 in 1983, by the ORIC-1 with 48KB of RAM that the ZX81 just didn’t have and also a proper keyboard that didn’t need 3 hands to operate it! "So, you guessed it, my computing virginity was lost to this awesome temptress with 1MHz CPU, 240x200 (hi-res) graphics and as it was my first I can’t seem to let go... "I have moved house 4 times now, it’s still with me and has been for more years than my wife of 14 years and 3 children – BIZARRE!" It's okay Darren, we understand!


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