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doug-cctalk at dpf.cc
Tue Aug 2 11:26:56 CDT 2016
So, the full story:
I was chatting and mentioned that I thought it would be great to get a Multiflow like I used back in college. Lo and behold, someone saw one listed on eBay, so I immediately hit "Buy it now" when I saw the poster saying "the next stop for this is the scrap yard." I'm in New York, but the thing is in Austin, so I had to go to Austin. Talked to the seller, who told me she had a storage unit of other old computers.
So, I flew down to move the Multiflow and looked at her other computers. There were a bunch, as you've seen in the pictures. There were also manuals and 5.25" disks for quite a few old pieces of software including Microsoft Word, Great Plains, Peachtree, etc. There were several few portable PCs including a Compaq luggable and a Panasonic that makes the Compaq look small. There were a ton of old printing calculators. There were other interesting things like the Evans & Sutherland Freedom 1000 with Am-something CPUs, a Sun Graphics Tower, the 2x PC RTs, the Motorola "MicroPersonal Computer," a bunch of boards for something that was labeled "Ametek," and of course the aforementioned things that I brought back with me to New York.
I posted the seller's e-mail, so if anyone wants anything else, please contact her.
My goal in taking the things home was to save them for people who care about this stuff. I personally want to revive the TI Explorer II, HP 85 and the C64 (never had one in an earlier age), and I brought the rest for others I know (some on this list) who were interested in some of the pieces like the 3b2 and the Blit. The seller wasn't willing to ship, but I was out of space in both the car and the plane, so that was that.
Hope others can get some things they would like to save from the seller too.
> On Aug 1, 2016, at 9:31 PM, Mike Ross <tmfdmike at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just to clarify did you 'rescue' these hoping to find good homes for
> them later - or to keep for yourself?
> If the former I would definitely be interested in the TI Explorer - and the RT.
> On Tue, Aug 2, 2016 at 10:23 AM, Doug Fields <doug-cctalk at dpf.cc> wrote:
>> I took these things home with me:
>> TI Explorer II
>> AT&T 3b2-1000-70 & BLIT monitor
>> Commodore 64 + disk drive
>> HP 85 (non-B, I think)
>> Bunch of NeXT manuals and PowerPC 601/603/604 manuals
>>> On Aug 1, 2016, at 6:05 PM, Glen Slick <glen.slick at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Aug 1, 2016 2:57 PM, "Doug Fields" <doug-cctalk at dpf.cc> wrote:
>>>> Apparently the list strips HTML out, which I didn't know.
>>>> https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0ZGWZuqDGXYWQL <
>>>> Try that?
>>> TI Explorer II - someone is probably interested in that one.
> 'No greater love hath a man than he lay down his life for his brother.
> Not for millions, not for glory, not for fame.
> For one person, in the dark, where no one will ever know or see.'
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