It has been years since I really went through and did an inventory of everything (and I mean everything) I have. I thought it was about time I did this, and started this last weekend. I’m starting at the bottom, of my house that is. Been checking out some of my fairly old Macs, and have not totally liked what I’ve been finding. Yes, I love collecting this old stuff, but I’ve been seeing too much damage caused by simple aging. Brittle plastic, dead capacitors and the like. I can deal with it to a point, but I’m not replacing some things that have died since even before the show. The cost is just too hight on some of these older systems. You should see what a Mac SE/30 goes for today!
One other thing I’m doing along with the inventory is to see if I can get as many older computers to work with a brand new LCD monitor. I have a good amount of old Apple CRTs, and frankly, they take up too much space. They are too heavy as well, and as CRTs go, they are slowly fading away. I’ve found two so far that have issues. Good chance is I’ll recycle (get rid of) the old CRTs that are not in good working shape, simple as that. I’m not really at all into collecting monitors, just the computers, as a whole. It’ll be interesting to see what shelf space I have left after I get done with the basement inventory.