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This article was published on April 21, 2017

    The Old Computer Museum is a portal to the captivating past of vintage tech

    The Old Computer Museum is a portal to the captivating past of vintage tech
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    Do you ever wish you could just take a trip down nostalgia lane and dabble in the mesmerizing history of vintage computers? The Old Computer Museum is your portal to the past.

    The quirky museum is essentially an online collection of tons of information about phased-out computing tech. There you’ll find timeless classics like the MITS Altair 8800 from 1975, the Commodore 64 from 1982, the Atari 520ST from 1985 and many other antiques from the period between 1970 and 1995.

    What is particularly captivating about the quirky website is that, in addition to images, information and list of specs for the outdated computers, it also occasionally shows some of the advertisements manufacturers ran back in the day as part of their marketing efforts.

    Since debuting back in 2002, the online museum has been visited over 27 million times, according to its own counter. But the real charm of visiting the website today is partially its antiquated design, which actually makes the overall browsing experience that much more authentic.

    In case you revel in digging through the rich history of oldschool tech – you can also check out the Old-Computers On-Line Museum as well as this gorgeous fan collection of vintage computers.

    Now plunge into wonders of The Old Computer Museum by clicking here and transport yourself back to the time virtual reality was merely a wild dream.