Directory of old computer collectors

Randy Dawson rdawson16 at
Wed May 24 01:46:57 CDT 2017

Hi Jim,

Anybody that is paranoid about telling their location and the computer dinosaurs running in their basement needs a head alignment.

Another case of some guy over-estimating the worth of the junk we hold on to.  It is zero, of value to only us that play with it.

And our numbers are diminishing every day.


From: jim stephens <jwsmail at>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:26 PM
To: Randy Dawson; steven stengel
Subject: Fwd: Re: Directory of old computer collectors

I'm sort of running interference for STeve on the list.  Since his email is cc'd here and he's a subscriber I suspect has seen this.

the tosteve at<mailto:tosteve at> is his email for these computer matters.

People are getting a bit torqued out over non issues, I think, thanks for chiming in.  Hopefully we can all help each others collecting efforts with a bit of visibility.


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject:        Re: Directory of old computer collectors
Date:   Wed, 24 May 2017 05:19:41 +0000
From:   Randy Dawson <rdawson16 at><mailto:rdawson16 at>
To:     jim stephens <jwsmail at><mailto:jwsmail at>, steven stengel <tosteve at><mailto:tosteve at>, General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk at><mailto:cctalk at>

Hi Jim,

add me to your list.

I am in Thousand Oaks, CA (Los Angeles area).

I have a Tektronix 4051 vector graphics computer running, just BASIC games at the moment. I have  a Compaq Model 1 with the PC-IDE flash setup, running Autocad, Versacad, Dr. Halo, Turbo-C, MS-Fortran.

I am in conversation with some Tek guys to add a modern RAM flash drive to the 4051 to replace the DC300 tape.  We are about to build some PCBs for it, let me know if you have a 4051.


From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at><mailto:cctalk-bounces at> on behalf of steven stengel via cctalk <cctalk at><mailto:cctalk at>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:05 PM
To: jim stephens; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: Directory of old computer collectors

I will post anything you want me to, just tell me.
email is not necessary, a link or website will do fine as well.The map is intended to be a method to see who's where for assistance, trading, meet-ups, etc.There's hundreds of people here, but few know where each other live, I suppose.

      From: jim stephens via cctalk <cctalk at><mailto:cctalk at>
 To: cctalk at<mailto:cctalk at>
 Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:09 AM
 Subject: Re: Directory of old computer collectors

On 5/22/2017 11:06 PM, Lyle Bickley via cctalk wrote:
> On Mon, 22 May 2017 16:29:22 -0400
> william degnan via cctalk <cctalk at><mailto:cctalk at> wrote:
>> can you send a link to the people who are on the list so they can see
>> their listing?  I personally don't mind as long as any record that
>> includes me personally does not include my email address or phone
>> number.    I much prefer to send people to my web page contact form.
> Folks who are on the list should have the opportunity to approve what
> will and will not be posted about them. That's not only a legal
> requirement in many States, but also common courtesy.
> Regards,
> Lyle
You do get that this isn't cctalk, but one that people had already sent
contact info for.  I sent him revised publishable contact info for the
list.  I realize he probably made the request w/o 40 pages of consent
forms to read, but he seems to just be asking to allow him to publish
from that list, and a note here for anyone who didn't see it in their
email, since the respondents came from here.


>> On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 4:19 PM, steven stengel via cctalk <
>> cctalk at<mailto:cctalk at>> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> In the past, I requested the email address and home city of old
>>> computer collectors to a compile a list for my own purposes.
>>> Over 120 people had responded, which is great! Now I want to make
>>> this list PUBLIC with a Google map showing everyones location,
>>> email, and collecting preferences.
>>> Since I don't have anyone's explicit permission to publish their
>>> information, I am now asking.
>>> Please let me know if I may, or may not, place your information on
>>> the public webpage.
>>> Thanks-
>>> Steven Stengel

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