Apple, Atari, and Commodore, oh my! Discover a deluxe dwelling classic laptop den

A view of Brian Green's home computer lab, full of vintage treasures.

Enlarge / A view of Brian Inexperienced’s dwelling laptop lab, stuffed with classic treasures. (credit score: Brian Inexperienced)

In a world the place tens of millions of individuals carry a 1990s-grade supercomputer of their pockets, it is enjoyable to revisit tech from a time when a 1 megahertz machine on a desktop represented a big leap ahead. Not too long ago, a collector named Brian Inexperienced confirmed off his classic laptop assortment on Twitter, and we thought it could be enjoyable to ask him about why and the way he arrange his at-home laptop lab.

By day, Inexperienced works as a senior methods engineer based mostly in Arkansas. However in his off hours, “Ice Breaker” (as he is typically recognized on-line) focuses his ardour on a classic laptop assortment that he has been constructing for many years—and a bulletin board system (BBS) referred to as “Particles” he has been operating since 1992.

Inexperienced’s curiosity in computer systems dates again to 1980, when he first used an Apple II+ at elementary faculty. “My older sister introduced dwelling a printout from a BASIC program she was engaged on, and I used to be fascinated that you could possibly inform a pc what to do utilizing one thing that resembled English,” remembers Inexperienced. “As soon as I spotted you could possibly code video games, I used to be hooked.”

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