Actually we want this Packard Bell; _3.jpg

David Griffith dave at
Sat Jul 2 08:00:40 CDT 2016

On July 1, 2016 11:58:18 AM PDT, COURYHOUSE at wrote:
>Actually we want this Packard Bell 
>  for the  computer  display at  SMECC!
>Also want any promo material, artwork, manuals etc etc etc....
>drop me a line offlist  with a title of  SMECC Packard Bell  please
>to _couryhouse at aol.com_ (mailto:couryhouse at 
>thisis  what we are looking  for
>In a message dated 7/1/2016 10:49:36 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,  
>js at writes:
>Computers don't (yet) have voting 
>rights. :-)
>But  you're defining "spirit" and listing 
>criteria by which a machine is  
>appropriate or not.   A PS/2 with an 
>80386 running Windows  3.1 is acceptable, 
>whereas a Packard Bell with an 80386 
>running  Windows 3.1 is not.    Yeah, you 
>and I would cringe at a PB  being 
>discussed, but maybe there's someone out 
>there who really is  fond of their PB.
>So as Terry ("Tezza") acknowledges, 
>terms like  "landmark," "classic," 
>"collectible" are subjective (but I 
>don't think  "vintage" is subjective -- 
>that term is usually set by age  alone).
>This is why it's just easier to use a 
>single criteria --  age -- and leave it 
>at that.   Why is age acceptable  
>everywhere else in collecting, but not 
>here?      Otherwise, someone (the list 
>owner?) has to pontificate over a list 
>of  acceptable computers.  Good luck with 
>-  J.

It seems that museums have traditionaly sought the best artifacts.  I feel they should also exhibit crap from time to time to remind visitors of history's wrong turns.
David Griffith
dave at

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