Bob Davis and old computer stuff

Chris Zach cz at
Sat Apr 25 17:27:09 CDT 2020

Ok, I've uploaded pictures to

There are a bunch of 8 inch floppies and old hard disks down there.

We have to move fast though, this needs to be cleaned out. How can 
people help me on this?


On 4/25/2020 6:12 PM, Josh Dersch 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 <mailto: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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