>Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 09:49:58 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Chaoying Ni <cni(a)udel.edu>
>Subject: Surplus 1-Philips 501 with windowless EDS & 2-complete EDXA 9800
> system (detector and analyzer)
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>We have a Philips 501 with windowless EDS, both working before being
>dismantled, and also a complete 9800 EDXA system. Free for non-profit edus
>or orgs, or best offer to coms. Please send me inquiries off-line. Thanks!
>Chaoying Ni, PhD
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>Does anyone here still use their old (say pre-1990) Macintosh as a regular
I have a shelf of Mac SE's (800k version) that I use for a Fax pool
(either sending or receiving). Although they are not phsyically in use
every day, they do spend more time hooked up and running than not. I also
have a Mac Plus that I keep on the floor for working with old software
and 400k/800k disks (400's aren't readable by my 6500, and 800s usually
have problems on my 6500). Although that will probably be replaced by an
SE FDHD eventually. I think I finally moved all my 68000 machines out of
normal "human" use, but I might be wrong, knowing me, I have at least one
more Plus or SE sitting at a remote office for word processing duties. I
know up until the end of June, I had an SE in active use for writing
letters and doing spreadsheets (we closed the location it was at, so now
it is on the floor in hall outside my office)
And of course, my firewall/nat router is a IIsi right now. And then there
is my LC 520 that is acting as a music on hold server for my phone system
(kept frying CD players, so now I play quicktime rips off the LC). I'm
not sure if I have any other 020 or 030 machines in regular use (but I
have LOTS in occasional use as needed)
And I have MANY MANY 040's still in service for daily use, and I think
all of them are pre-1990. These are all still used at work for daily
tasks, and serve as many an employee's primary (and usually only)
computer. As well as things like giving them to friends and family to do
work on (my nephew LOVES the LC 575 I gave him to do his homework and use
--- Sellam Ismail wrote:
Does anyone here still use their old (say pre-1990) Macintosh as a regular
--- end of quote ---
Dunno if it falls within the time frame exactly, but I still use a Color Classic and/or SE/30 for writing papers when I wanna be alone upstairs, listening to music or whatever. The old Macs are connected to the G4 network downstairs via a really long phone cord and a localtalk-ethernet bridge, so I transfer files over AppleShare that way when I want to email/print stuff. There's something about that 9-inch screen I used throughout middle and high school (Mac Plus in that case) -- it just gets the creative juices flowing somehow. :)
I also use that same Mac Plus for old games, but I think that's borderline "use" in this context.
Sellam Ismail <foo(a)siconic.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Jul 2002, Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) wrote:
> > The physical dimensions of the punched cards were chosen to match dollar
> > bills, so that the processing hardware could make use of existing
> Are you sure? A punch card is a bit larger than a dollar bill.
US dollar bills were bigger in Hollerith's day.
>That did it for me were are these 35's and can I make the drive there in one
>day from Houston Texas?
The 35's are in Paterson NJ... and you can make the drive in one day if
you drive REALLY REALLY REALLY fast (but make sure to take all fire arms
OUT of your car before you make it to Paterson... having them will only
encourage the locals to shoot you first)
Well I carried a 33 down a ladder in a barn with the 33 above my head.. and
this was one with the full stand attached... I'm not saying it was an
enjoyable experience, but I did pull it off..
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>> There still are 35s.
>Am I correct in assuming that these are about twice as wide as a 33?
>Am I correct in assuming that these would be much more difficult and
>expensive to ship UPS?
The 35's that William pointed out to me were yes, very large and easily
twice the size of a 33.
They would definitly have to go on a pallet and be freighted from the
looks of them (granted, I am ignorant in shipping something like this,
and ignorant about teletypes, so maybe they can be broken down and boxed
up in peices... but from the general look, it looks like it would be the
equivlent of trying to ship a small metal desk).
>For the record, one known 33 is left (other than the new one). This may
>change - even today a 33 was uncovered in a place I was not aware of.
>There still are 35s. In fact, no one has expressed interest in them yet
I'm certainly up for a 33 and a 35. And I can pick up, if they're local to
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It looks like I'm going to be in Overland Park (South end of KC?),
Kansas next week.
Are there any Classic Computing "must-see" places? any CCmp denizens?
I'm flying, and working 7-6 every day, so I can't bring any PDPs or do
any all-day treks, but I'd be up for meeting anyone who shares this
obsession, err, hobby.
Last time I was in Denver I got to meet Emanuel and Bill, and had a
great time with them. It's nice having a face and a voice to go with