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jwstephens at msm.umr.edu
Thu Feb 9 19:47:38 CST 2006
Chuck Guzis wrote:
>On 2/9/2006 at 8:51 PM ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk wrote:
I worry now that monitors and systems are being considered both toxic waste,
and that people are starting to fear what may be on their disk drives
discard them, so for both reasons, bad things happen to hardware that would
you usually don't get anyone wanting to properly prepare obsolete systems
for disposal with any care, so ripping out the hard drive and powering it or
otherwise horribly damaging it and the system is happening more and more.
Also, unless someone pulls systems out of service with the possiblity that
they may be scrounged for parts, the care is even worse overall.
Also no one ever seems to realize when they do recycle that those boxes
of software and manuals may be more valuable than the systems themselves.
anyway, hopefully someone can get this calculator running again. It has
nice things for it's time, with the delay line memory, and the CRT being
advanced for their time. Also that it is RPN is interesting,
it was sold as a business device at the time.
I lucked into a pile before a guy sold them to local hams for scrounging the
5" crt for ham shack duty, and still have 2 or 3 around. The crt system was
actually a dropin as a module, and could be pulled from the calculator and
used as an X-Y indicator or whatever quite easily (so I'm told), so many
went that way, and were lost.
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