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Here's a picture that I found today. Probably circa 1994 or 5. The Large PC case to the right is actually a case for 3-6 SCSI hard drives, and a tape drive. Feel free to AMA about the old gear.

It's kind of amazing how much of this stuff I still have.

@murph

it me

but looking in my basement, garage, and closet

@murph I'm more curious about the ?pinback? button collection on the wall there, most of them look very wordy, what's the story behind those?

@HappyWizard I was actively collecting them back then. That is probably 1/4 to 1/3 of the total collection. I was getting them from Nancy from nancybuttons.com at various conferences where she had a booth set up. Haven't seen her in many years though. Many of the buttons were lifted from usenet and fidonet as far as I could tell. Great stuff though. I've got all of those buttons somewhere in boxes.

@murph interesting, and impressive the site looks like it's from that era as well! Thanks for the reply 👍

@murph I've always been curious to know if there were any old Video Toaster setups still working out there. It was really revolutionary at the time, making video production and editing tools widely available and cheap.

I remember back then, #MST3K did all sorts of cool gags and effex with a Video Toaster.

@flugennock I'll bet there are a few systems still at work out there. That along with the retro computing crowd. I didn't have a toaster, I just liked the Amiga for my general computing.

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