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tech galleries & archives

MCbx Old Computer Collection

OldComputer.info

“information not only about technical specifications of old computers, but also instructions to make an old computer running again”

Digital Museum of Plugs and Sockets

PlugSocketMuseum.nl

“displaying an amazing collection of modern and classic domestic plugs and sockets from all over the world”

GUIdebook: Graphical User Interface gallery

GuidebookGallery.org

“website dedicated to preserving and showcasing” the interfaces of various operating systems throughout time

Internet FAQ Archives

FAQs.org

archive of faq files from various usenet groups.

Steve's Old Computer Museum

OldComputers.net

timeline of personal computers from the 70's to early 90's where, "for fun," you can "view 150 old computers all at the same time to appreciate how diverse and interesting they are"

textfiles.com

TextFiles.com

archive of text files that were meant to be shared, mostly from the 1980s, as well as some other bits of computing and internet history

Robots and Computers

RobotsAndComputers.com

a collection of lots of toy robots (and one robotic vacuum) with pictures, information, and owner's manuals—and a similar, but smaller, collection of computers

also in category: toys

Typewritten Software

typewritten.org

“retrotechnology research lab” with user guides, screenshots, and writeups on the restoration of various machines

Browser Archive

browsers.evolt.org

downloads of lots of web browsers from the late 90s through the 2000s. a few of the browsers (like lynx) are still around today, but the archive only has old versions of those.