Damn, Wade..I remember seeing those old tape drives too. XD
I had some commodores. The 128 was kinda neat, it had the built in sprite maker in it. Once alot of schools and libraries switched out from the commodores and monochrome terminals that used the text browsers, ya could usually just walk out with one from the storage closet and let them know ya were stealing it..they more than likely wouldn't have cared.
Something interesting or at least I find interesting, is the amount of gold in some of the older computers. So ya could dissolve a nice amount of gold in some aqua regia, from escrap over time..which back then, I don't believe was worth as much as it is now..or maybe the dollar just isn't worth as much now, I dunno.*
*Not responsible for the injury or death of anyone who suddenly decides to try their hand at refining precious metal e-scrap.