2,200 forgotten vintage computers from a barn in Massachusetts

For over 30 years, a collection of 2,200 new and unused computers sat untouched in a barn in Massachusetts. These computers were part of an AOL-like service called NABU, which was launched in 1983. The machines were essentially a forgotten relic, until they were listed on eBay for the low price of $59.99 each. The rediscovery of these computers sparked interest in the retro tech community, as they featured the landmark Z80 processor and could be utilized for device hacking. It’s a unique story of a breakthrough network ahead of its time and the man who kept these computers hidden away for decades.


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