June 26, 2012
Old Gadgets: More Valuable Than You Know
Tom Chatfield, BBC News
For people who tend to have one eye on the future, geeks also indulge in their fair share of nostalgia. Ask one of a certain age (ask me, indeed) about the changing nature of computing, and it won’t be long before they’re reminiscing about the look, feel, sense and weight of a beloved old BBC Micro Model B, Sinclair ZX81, Macintosh 128K, - or perhaps how they used to creep into the smoky semi-darkness of a local arcade to feed small change into Donkey Kong and Galaga.