As a serious collector, I follow the Classic Computer
Collector's Code of Conduct (CCCCC). The CCCCC is listed here
for your reference:
- I will do my best to find a home for any classic or unwanted
- I will return or destroy any personal or commercially sensitive
data I find on a machine I acquire, and will keep it in the
strictest confidence, should I find it necessary to view it.
- I will aid users in the decomissioning of their machines,
should they require assistance.
- I will respect active software and publication copyrights.
- I will, whenever possible, repair the computers in my collection
and maintain them in working order, and will assist others in
doing the same, to the best of my ability. I will actively
encourage the repair, maintenance, and use of older computers,
inpreference to the irreversable alteration of machines and
parts for non-computer applications.
- I will actively promote the exchange of computers, parts, and
information among collectors, and will refrain from hoarding
multiple examples of any item.
- I will actively promote ethical collecting.