If you like bulky keyboards and two-inch screens, Kitcheners Steckle Heritage Farm was the perfect place for your Sunday.
The World of Retro Computing Expo showcased computers, video games and typewriters dating back to the 1970s.
Nearly 100 machines from brands such as Commodore, Tandy and MacIntosh were on display at the one-day free interactive event.
“Since the ’70s, you really had to say [the computer] World of Retro Computing founder Justus Julica said: “Now they’re starting to understand what you want to do.”
Nostalgia is the name of the game on Sunday, and Jurica doesn’t think it’s going away from baseball anytime soon.
“Computers are always evolving, and there is always a nostalgia about computers,” Jurica said.
Some of the machines at Sunday’s expo remained in their original state, while others were significantly upgraded.
“This is Commodore PET 2001 in 1981,” explained one attendee. “I decided to put a brand new computer in it. This is my main his computer. Everything I can do on my laptop, I can do on my desktop.”
As retro-computing enthusiast Kirk Rietveld explains, even old computers can be modernized.
“We can connect old computers to the Internet, and we can use computers that are 40 years old to talk to people online. says.
Other attendees at the event were looking for parts for the device.
“You need a floppy drive, probably a graphics card,” says Taylor Allen. “This table is perfect for me. This is exactly what I was looking for. You can’t get anything like this anymore.”