My fiancee’s relatives were extremely generous in a recent donation of old computer goodness. I’ve actually had this sitting on my desk for a while now, but haven’t had the time to complete a proper write-up of everything that was included.
In short, I’m now the proud owner of a Commodore 128 Personal Computer, including the 1201 yellow monochrome monitor and even a MPS1200 Dot Matrix Printer.
The boxes and boxes that I managed to sneak home were full of other interesting items. Hundreds of diskettes, most of them for Commodore 64 computers but there were quite a few there for Apple computers, and even MS-DOS.
There were some incredible originals, which I’ll have to share at some point. The previous owners did the right thing and backed up all their originals, so there are a few duplicates. Original manuals for pretty much everything, a lot of documentation, means that I’ll have plenty to reference as I try to breathe some life into the 128.