Canada: A Visit to the “Obsolete Computing and Media Lab” at the University of Victoria’s McPherson Library
From Victoria News:
On the bottom floor of the McPherson Library is a room of 1980s era desktop computers.
Upon boot up the monitors flicker with the yellow and green fonts. Remember inserting a disk to boot the computer? And then another to boot a program?
Welcome to the Obsolete Computing and Media Lab.
Yes, there is a Commodore 64, an Apple II (it’s a IIE, not a GS, but hey, you can’t expect the moon) and even an Atari.
Many are intrigued by the lesser-known models among the 30 functioning classics, such as the Zenith Data Systems Z150.
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