Bob Davis and old computer stuff

Todd Goodman tacoman656 at
Sat Apr 25 17:35:39 CDT 2020

Hi Chris,

I'm sorry, I didn't know Bob and it sounds very tragic.

Where is this located?



On 4/25/2020 6:27 PM, Chris Zach via cctalk wrote:
> 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?
> C
> 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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