[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Osborne's Ticket to Heaven

August 12th, 2013 by Benj Edwards

Supra Modem Ad - 1996Walkin' [through the pearly gates / into an alien ship] with an Osborne 1.

See also: The Osborne 1 (RSOTW, 2012)

[ From Personal Computing, January 1983 ]

Discussion Topic of the Week: If you could take any computer with you into the afterlife, which would it be?



9 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Osborne's Ticket to Heaven”

  1. Chris Says:

    Oh the great days of the early computer advertisements.

    I'd start with thinking about my vintage 286 PS/2 Computer i got in 3rd grade.

    Big clunky and not a carry with you device, I know, but I have had long great hours with it.

  2. John Says:

    I don't know. I would probably say my old C128. I used to dream about getting an Amiga 4000 with the IBM and Mac add-on boards. That would have been to run side-by-side with my C128. I did pick up an Amiga 2000 later on, but never got any of those add-on boards I saw in catalogs.

    I know, I went a bit off-topic :)

  3. Jistuce Says:

    Have to be my old 99/4a. I'mma ride the nostalgia train all the way to my final destination.

    I just hope the p-box isn't too heavy for carry-on luggage.

  4. Moondog Says:

    Just bought a new BIOs battery for my Compaq Portable II. I'll have eternity to find an old enough HDD to put in it!

  5. Benj Edwards Says:

    I'd have to say the Atari 800. I could play that machine forever.

  6. Lodovik Says:

    The guy seems to ask "Is it a computer or a sawing machine? I can't believe she can lift that with one hand!"

  7. Kouban Says:

    Oh wow, it's the Compaq's less-elegant older brother! Honestly, the thumbnail makes it look less like a computer than an osciliscope.

  8. Luis Mercado Says:

    Anything that can run GNU/Linux fast. But if I'm going to be picky then the best Thinkpad available.

  9. Space Harrier Says:

    I would take something with a screen. Maybe my Psion Revo, or my Cambridge Z88. I have been toying with the idea of getting a Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 to play with, that might be the one to take.

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