From The New York Times:
Old Personal Computers Never Die; They Just Fade Into Deep Storage. It is estimated that three-quarters of all retired consumer PC’s sit gathering dust in closets, garages and attics across the nation. By Andres Martinez.
Let’s see. I’ve got a Mac SE and a Toshiba 1100 Plus sitting in the closet. I’ve given away an old Thinkpad and a Dell in the last couple of months and I sold a Gateway Handbook a few months ago. So those are three previously idle PCs that are (I believe) in current use, and I’ve got four more CPUs currently active around the house. That’s not counting the many PDAs of various vintages hanging around. (Yo! Steven! Do you still have that Sony Magic Link? And where’d my Newton go?)
Then again, I never did get involved with Commodores or Timex Sinclairs. I had serious lust for an Osborne 1 and a Kaypro, but they were beyond a UPI reporter’s salary. If I had come up with the scratch, though, I bet I’d still have them.
So — how many computers do you have around *your* place, just sitting idle?