Bob Davis and old computer stuff

Josh Dersch derschjo at
Sat Apr 25 17:15:35 CDT 2020

Also, I'd love to see the pictures to help narrow down what's important,

- Josh

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 3:12 PM Josh Dersch <derschjo at> wrote:

> I've recently been working on archiving a huge pile of PERQ floppies.  I'd
> be more than happy to help archive any media, including the scanning of
> documentation.  I know that Bob had an extensive collection, and some of
> this is likely to be the only copies of such media left in existence.
> Also, it would be great to get images of the hard drives in those PERQs.
> I can assist with that as well.
> - Josh
> On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 3:04 PM Chris Zach via cctalk <
> cctalk at> wrote:
>> Well I'm the one who was his friend for many years and when he died I
>> kept in touch with his mom. She's clearing out the house and I went over
>> today to tag and review some stuff.
>> There appear to be at least two Perqs, several boxes of floppies, junk
>> all over the place, a couple of Sun VMEs, what might be part of a Sun
>> 3/50, big weird boards, at least 3 pdp11 q bus boxes, and the like. I
>> tagged the Perqs, brought home some boxes of floppies and said I would
>> see if anyone would help.
>> She really misses him and would like his stuff to go somewhere that
>> people will care about it and remember him. He was a good egg, and his
>> death was a very tragic accident.
>> I took some pictures, but what of his stuff is important and what is
>> not? Who is willing to help me get this stuff somewhere where people can
>> care about it?
>> C

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