I have discovered that the older I become the more I seek out reminders of my past career.
In the late 1980’s I was an Apple Technical Specialist and was involved with servicing Apple computers for the local school boards as well as the local YMCA and several customers of my employer. These systems included Apple IIe systems then progressed over the years to the Apple Macintosh lineup. Since then I had a burning desire to have my very own Apple IIe system and I was fortunate enough several years ago to acquire and fully restore one complete with dual floppy drives, the green Apple Monochrome lle monitor along with an assortment of original software including a complete version of AppleWorks with manual. This beauty now resides in my basement and is turned on every month or so but truly does not get the attention that it should.
Turn forward to today……. I discovered and purchased a Data General One Model T2 portable computer from the late 80’s era of computing. This fully functional battery powered computer features dual 3.5 inch floppy disk drives, 512 K RAM, a working power supply, and believe it or not the battery still is able to hold a charge and operate for several minutes. Also included is the custom Pierre Cardin designed carrying case along with a windowed Data General luggage tag attached. Everything is in excellent working and cosmetic condition, a true find for my nostalgic passion.
I plan to place this “new” system alongside the Apple IIe and will continue on my quest to locate another vintage friend to appease my nostalgic itch. Stay tuned.