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Old 13 February 2016, 00:50   #5
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Originally Posted by dreamkatcha View Post
I was wondering, has anyone ever bought vintage hardware having no inclination to actually use it beyond sticking it somewhere as a novelty ornament? Maybe you bought something with the intention of 'keeping it real', but then decided that the old school methods are too much hassle and yet you can't bear to part with your hardware for nostalgic reasons.

All this got me ruminating on whether or not there will be much of a market for this stuff once it stops functioning.
I have a big vintage wooden radio which I bought to use as a retro case for new hardware (media server, music player, Z-wave hub, heck, even "render-farm". Haven't got around to it yet, but it's a stylish piece so my wife actually put it in the living room ;-)
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