Decisions you regret (classiccmp related)

Ian S. King isking at
Thu Dec 17 11:03:37 CST 2015

We were moving, and my Spousal Unit convinced me to toss things I hadn't
touched in a while - including my Intercept Jr. with the 32K battery-backed
RAM card, and an old-style acoustic coupler modem.  <sigh>  Now that I'm
considering a major move again (after my daughter goes off to college, in a
couple of years) she's started making those noises again.  We'll see what
gets left behind this time....

On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 8:53 AM, Al Kossow <aek at> wrote:

> The biggest one, which started me down the path of software preservation,
> was giving away all the DECtapes that were on UW-Milwaukee's TSS/8 system
> to Gary Coleman in Cleveland. I managed to find a box or two that other
> people on the system kept, which is where what I have of the TSS/8 sources
> came from. Gary told me he gave them to Jeff Russ at Indiana University,
> but even after going down there to talk to him I got nowhere finding out
> if he had (has?) them. I don't even know if Jeff is still alive, or what
> happened to the big stash of 18-bit DEC computers he had.

Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
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