Sam Ismail <dastar(a)crl.com> wrote:
> If anyone in the states wants to get some of this then maybe we can get
> together and get a bulk freight deal going to spread the shipping costs
> around to get some of this over here.
This is an excellent idea. So far, I only have one interested American,
but if others get in touch with me we will try to organize something. Be
aware, though, that things will probably take some time. I don't have
ready access to the attic in question and before we even start planning I
will need to meet and discuss with a few people.
Ok, I give...
>Mike has those 500 HHC e-proms for sale -- that will go for scrap if we
>don't rescue them. I can afford to buy them one-lump, but I can't afford
>actually _keeping_ them (I offered to take up to 30 pounds myself...) so
>here's the deal I asked him for:
What in blazes is an HHC EPROM???
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> I also have windows3.0 which will run on a 640k
Hmm...I've got Windows /386 ("Part of the upgrade path to OS/2", the
package proudly announces.)
Ever played with Geoworks? That would run on an XT, and very nicely, too.
Had several improvements over Windows, including "sticky" menus which could
be detached and moved. *Very* nice drawing program -- much better than
Paintbrush. I liked it better than Windows.
p.s. dug up 3 sealed, boxed sets of OS/2 2.1 (not over 10 yrs old...sorry).
I am currently working for a company in Gothenburg, Sweden that used to be
the Scandinavian importer for Sord computers (a Japanese company) during
the eighties. Their attic is full of old stuff, most of which the boss
would like to throw out, and which he would unless a couple of employees
disagree with him. Not only are there computers and peripherals, but also
loads of documentation and software.
I had a discussion with the boss recently and asked if it would be
possible to ship the stuff to interested parties if I would do the work
free of charge. No such luck. I may be able to persuade them to let the
stuff for free if the receiver pays shipping, however. But shipping from
Sweden is expensive.
Thus, I am now trying to see if there is any interest in having any of
this for the cost of shipping. If there is, I will try to make a definite
deal with the company and then make a list of what is available. I am
afraid that if nothing is done soon everything will be dumped into a
If you are potentially interested, please reply directly to me
(ekman(a)lysator.liu.se). If you have any questions about Sord computers in
general, reply to the mailing list.
PS. There will be no IS-11 or M-5 stuff (I will be reserving anything such
for myself) but probably several M-23 and M-243 and who knows what else.
Possibly also hand-held GRiD terminals and maybe the odd PC compatible. I
know there are some UNIX minis, but the company may want to keep these
since they still have customers using such. Everything will be adapted for
Swedish electricity net (220 V).
I almost forgot - in addition to my earlier trade list post, I recently
acquired four (4) Honeywell "Black Apple" Disk II floppy drives. These
are up for trade.
(BTW, no, I'm not selling any of this stuff, send trade lists instead of
offers to buy! Maybe I'll be interested in something that isn't on my
It works. But I shouldv'e noticed no termination right off...
That was a stupid mistake. Anyway, now that it's up, I get to find a more
permanent home for it- This building goes away at the end of the month!
We're looking at Jeff's garage. I was telnetted into it last night. Once
I figure out how, it goes up for public access. Anyone know of PPP for
RSTS/E? :) Or I could always re-write the TCP/IP protocol in
Oh, and we're going to take it apart to move it this time. Give Jeff more
opportunity to bust the OTHER foot... And less work for me!
How much does a DEC cabinet weigh empty?