Actually we want this Packard Bell http://www.smecc.org/itemsklkljl; _3.jpg
dave at 661.org
Sat Jul 2 08:00:40 CDT 2016
On July 1, 2016 11:58:18 AM PDT, COURYHOUSE at aol.com 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 aol.com)
>thisis what we are looking for
>In a message dated 7/1/2016 10:49:36 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
>js at cimmeri.com writes:
>Computers don't (yet) have voting
>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
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.
dave at 661.org
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