The LCM has some of stuff (a Zenith Z150 PC computer, including monitor and an early paged
memory expansion that I installed, a couple of Apple IIc computers and monitors, a
printer, but probably more important, a bunch of original MS-DOS software diskettes and
manuals from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s (including several versions of MS-DOS,
FORTRAN, MS Word for DOS, an early version of Lotus-123, and other earlier software) that
I used to complete my doctoral degree and first start my college teaching position.
But I understood at the time that Paul's LCM was actually "buying" my
computer stuff, as they reached out to me in interest to acquire the entire lot of
materials (after I had emailed an availability list to this very same cctalk group) and
accepted the prices I requested without question as I recall, plus I was reimbursed for
all shipping costs. And so I interpreted the transaction at the time that I no longer had
rights (other than visitation rights should I ever visited Seattle) to these items.
I may be unclear in my understanding from the time, but at the same time none of what the
LCM received from me was so rare or unique as to my wanting to ever request it back again.
I was thankful at the time that I had a place for this computer stuff to go. I would be
sad, however, if any of it might be now in a dumpster or landfill, or has been sold to
someone else, and so I guess I also don't want to hear that news either way.
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