Bob Davis and old computer stuff

Mike Loewen mloewen at
Sat Apr 25 17:36:33 CDT 2020

    Unfortunately, those blurry cell phone pictures are almost useless. I did 
spot what appears to be an M-class HP 21MX system in DSC_0249.JPG. Someone 
should rescue that one.

On Sat, 25 Apr 2020, 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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