PC/Apple/etc. Cards Worth Keeping/Storing
chenmel at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 27 21:36:36 CDT 2005
On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 10:51:21 -0700 (PDT)
Vintage Computer Festival <vcf at siconic.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Apr 2005, Marvin Johnston wrote:
> > I am trying to decide what to do with a bunch of 16-bit ISA
> > IDE/Floppy controller, etc. cards. Is there still a use for them, or
> > should I just add (most of) them to the (rapidly growing) scrap
> > reclaim box? What about 8-bit and/or 16-bit ethernet cards, no-name
> > 8-bit serial/parallel cards, older style floppy disk cables that
> > still support the 5 1/4" floppy drives? Maybe a better question; are
> > they any cards worth saving? I am keeping all the disk controller
> > cards, memory expansion cards, and any specialized cards. Are they
> > any Apple IIx cards worth saving? My general rule there has been
> > that if I have the docs, they are worth saving.
> I keep all "interesting" Apple ][ cards, which is to say anything that
> isn't a disk controller or a Super Serial Card (I have tonnes of
> As far as PC stuff, I would keep a few of what you find useful and
> scrap the rest. The world will be littered with them for a few more
> years so you'll have plenty of time to settle any regrets before they
> all disappear.
I felt this way about 8088-era motherboards. So a number of years back
I scrapped them. Now, I've found that it's fairly difficult to track
down an XT motherboard.
It's even starting to be less easy to find common 'baby-AT' 286/386/486
motherboards these days. Most of the stuff has been recycled. The
'junk' now being scrapped in the mainstream is Pentium I stuff.
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