aek at bitsavers.org
Fri Sep 4 11:45:33 CDT 2015
Saw this in AFC
Another water damaged collection heading to the landfill
Subject: Houston (and everywhere else), we have ... an opportunity
From: hlctminfo at gmail.com
Injection-Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:37:06 +0000
My name is John Keys, and I incorporated the Houston Computer Museum in May=
2003 as 501(c)(3) non-profit.
I've been good at collecting things. I've have various PDPs, an HP3000, SE=
L 810A, SDS 910, and a Cray YMP/EL8. I have an IBM 083 card sorter and sev=
eral keypunchs (models 024, 026, 029 and 129). I have over 1,200 books and=
manuals. And those are just a small sample.
That's the good news.
The bad news is that it's all in storage, in my home, or in a 3,300 square-=
foot warehouse. I don't have exhibit space. You might have heard that it =
rains in Houston; the warehouse has flood damage that needs to be mitigate=
I haven't been good at getting the 21st century to work for me, and this is=
where you come in. I need a functional web page, one that makes it easier=
for people to donate online. I need a contact email link that works.
If you can help me get this done, I'd be grateful.
What's at stake? I'm 70 years old, and if I can't make a go of this, all t=
hat equipment will get recycled or hauled off for scrap or dumped in a land=
fill. And all of that documentation will go with it.
If you can help me with web hosting and web page design, let me know. Advi=
ce is nice -- I've had lots of it -- but what I really need is people who c=
an step up and do what I haven't done. I need help in cleaning all these ar=
tifacts that were damaged by the flood. Contact me by email discuss how you=
If there are enough people out there who care about this stuff, we can do t=
his. You don't have to live in Houston. You don't have to live on the Gul=
f Coast. It's even OK if you don't live in Texas.
To donate online, go to http://www.hlctm.org/services.htm and click on "Don=
To contact me, send email to hcmjkeys at yahoo dot com.
Once we have something presentable, come visit. And thanks very much for r=
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