It's always cool to see what people have in their collection and their thoughts on them. I still have an small collection of stuff but nothing like I used to have in the 2000s. I'm still kicking myself for getting rid of how much I did.
The IBM Selectric is really cool. The ball is good for fast typing. When I was a kid, we had an old typewriter that had the regular arms that came up and smacked the letter on the page. It was my Dad's from when he was younger. Anyway... once I got a little quicker at typing they would always tangle and jam together. I have no idea how anyone before the IBM ball style typed anything faster than a few WPM without jamming the thing up.
I have made a new section of my site listing my old computers in my collection.
Not all of them are up yet. actually I think only half are up. I am currently moving and so I'm remembering some of the dinosaurs I have, and being reminded that my parents house still has a couple 386s :) and my Com... more
Not sure if you're looking to rehome locally though. I've been toying with the idea of picking up an Atari 800 for a bit now. A 400 would also work for what I'm looking to do (some basic programming and playing games). I was leaning towards the 800 mostly just for the fact it has a proper keyboard i... more
around here. I'll have to take a look and see all that's there and figure out what the going rate is. Last I knew, it was the computer, some games (like 4), disk drive, and cassette player and cables to hook them up.
If it's too heavy, I'll put as much that fits into a Priority Mail flat rate box. I think it'll fit.
Pirate Ship gives me access to commercial rates, so I can ship it UPS for quite a bit less than retail. (It's free, unlike stamps.com)
QWERTY was a slower layout for right handed people because the non-dominate hand did most of the keystrokes which kept their WPM down. Being left handed, I guess I got a leg up for once? (unlike scissors or can openers... haha)
So why don't we switch to something better? Well, I guess it's why I've still got my Yahoo! e-mail address and don't use anything else. It's not THAT bad (actually, it's mostly good in "basic" mode) and I've been using it since before "keyboarding" class in high school.
when you use them on your left hand instead of your right. I think I might be one of the few people that uses the mouse with their left hand. Buttons are still the "righty" way though.
It's been so long since I've had a Yahoo account, I can't even picture in my head what their email website looks... more
I tried using the mouse left handed for a while back in high school... It was easier to swap the buttons, but I can see how that would be difficult especially when you sit down at a computer to help someone. Wait, let me swap the buttons. No, it wasn't the button swap that fixed yo... more
specific lefty and righty scissors and then the "universal" ones which were just without any molded handle.
I probably got used to using the mouse buttons in the "righty" way for a reason like that. My family computer had the mouse on the right as everyone else in my family is right handed. My co... more
Besides the iPod? They're kinda cool at times. (The Newton was awesome, still is. Android sucks, probably always will. Windows is decent, but it depends on who made your device. Imagine...expandable storage on a tablet.)