Bob Davis and old computer stuff

Rob Jarratt robert.jarratt at
Sat Apr 25 17:29:20 CDT 2020

Always wanted a Perq since using one in the 80s when I worked briefly at ICL. Guess this is all in the USA though.



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> 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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