An Altair Needs A Home

I can’t pass up sharing this. I got an email from someone who’s trying to sell a rare piece of computer history on eBay (they were responding to my listing on Craigslist and saw I had a tech-related site).

He’s selling an MITS Altair 8800b turnkey 300/25 vintage computer with desk, dual disk drive, many floppy disks, Beehive B-100 Serial Terminal, two Pertec binders and a MITS binder/manual. Whew

Here she is:


How much memory did she have? Oh a whopping 4-8 Kilobytes. For comparison, my MacBook Pro has 8,388,608 kilobytes of of memory (8 gigs).