More Manuals Plus Rescue

Evan Koblentz evan at
Tue Aug 18 16:27:41 CDT 2015

>> Choice quote:
>> "I am writing this from the car, sitting in the passenger seat with my shoes off. I have been standing for 12 hours. I've been giving introductions and tours and explanations and theories and everything else that comes when you put a bunch of strangers together with a single-minded purpose. They have been too good. Way better than anybody deserves in the way of volunteers. They have been helpful, kind, inquisitive, dedicated. They have come from miles around. Sometime around 11 a.m., it became very obvious that the 252 banker boxes we have bought or a laughable underestimation. We were going to need more. We are going to need much more, and we were going to need it now. I made a call to the Uline Company, and asked for the impossible: I wanted 8 pallets of boxes, delivered within the day. And within four hours, they arrived. To deliver 1052 banker boxes within 4 hours, combined with the cost of the boxes themselves, was $4000."
> It really makes me wish I could be there and help out with the remaining work.
> Holy crap! and best of luck!

I shared Jason's original announcement on the MARCH list. We have 
members in Baltimore, DC, Pennsylvania, and Delaware who could help. A 
few were able to get there and help. In addition, we offered to 
physically store -- for free -- any of the paper manuals that are 
computer/electronics-related (as opposed to, say, the manual for a 1962 
milling machine). I am waiting to hear back from Jason about whether he 
needs that assistance. (We won't take any offense is he declines; after 
all, our storage facility is not yet climate controlled.)

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