My Computer Setup in the mid-1990s

I am happy to say that I am a lot better organized then I was when I took this photos. I guess this was around 1996 or 1997 based on some of the toys on my desk. The computer pictured was with me until about 2004. It was a good friend.

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14 thoughts on “My Computer Setup in the mid-1990s

  1. That mentos things was actually some sort of signage. Tiny signage. I think I might have it laying around still. Sadly it is too large to fit on my monitor like in pic.

    Also, I am not sure why I needed so much light on just the right side of my desk. 2 lamps??

  2. No offense Retroist, but your year doesn’t make sense (to me). That looks like Windows 3.1. You’re telling me that you were using Windows 3.1, with a 5.25 inch floppy drive in 1996? 2004??

    I see you got AOL 3.5 inch disks there. And some stylish wood paneling =)

  3. I wish I could say I was wrong, but I pretty sure this is 1996 or so. It took me a few years to save for a replacement machine. I had the machine until 2004, but I do not think I used it much. Maybe turned it on out of nostalgia, but that was about it. My computer after this has a CD-Rom, it was amazing!

  4. Great photo! I love pics of people’s desk/work areas/ studios/etc, especially vintage ones. Yeah, that screams mid-to-late 90s, based on the Herc figure and the Star Wars Taco Bell premium (I think that’s what the box is, at least).

  5. Atari Adventure Square says:

    AOL diskettes made great coasters.

    And the machines might have changed, but the setup remains familiar.
    I still keep my TV and PC in the same room.

    And the clutter, well…it just follows me like a faithful hound.

  6. Dar says:

    Really cool photot.

    Surprised to see a 5 1/4 floppy on any post-90 computer.

    What’s the same on the right side (under the papers)?

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