Tech of Yesteryear: Where Old Computers Find Their Final Resting Place
In order to know where we’re going, we’ve got to know where we’ve been.
For those who are old enough to remember the tech of yesteryear, an Australian collector of sorts has opened up his Sydney home to show the world his private collection of relics from the past. For those not old enough to remember, this may be an interesting snapshot of computing history.
(A huge CPU module of the ELXSI computer – mid 1980’s)
Max Burnet has turned his home in the leafy suburbs of Sydney into arguably Australia’s largest private computer museum. Since retiring as director of Digital Equipment Corporation a decade ago, Burnet has converted his interest in the computing industry into an invaluable snapshot of computer history. Every available space from his basement to the top floor of his two-storey home is covered with relics from the past. His collection is vast, from a 1920s Julius Totalisator, the first UNIX PDP-7, a classic DEC PDP-8, the original IBM PC, Apple’s Lisa, MITS Altair 8800, numerous punch cards and over 6000 computer reference books. And more. He happily opened his doors for CIO to take a look.
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