I have always enjoyed reading the hardware discussions here in the forum, but I am interestied in finding out how many of you collect Apple II and IIgs software. I am not talking about the readily available downloadable disk images, but the orginal software complete in the box. My personal collection of orginal software complete in the box is currently around 156 titles. A modest collection compared to a few collectors I know.
Some of what I have were purchased new by me back in the 1980's. The rest came from buying apple computers from individuals that included some original software and a few titles from Ebay when the price was within reason. To my surprise I have had only five programs that did not work due to media degradation.
Part of the fun for me in collecting the old software, besides having the original content, is breaking it to have clean non-copy protected copies....thanks to the folks that made computist magazine available online. Of course I also use the software.