Glad to see another Canuck on the list. Actually there's
a considerable number of us on the list as well as some
lurkers. I've been acquiring old computers for some years
and was part of a failed endeavor to start a museum in
Toronto. A couple of years ago I retired to central
Manitoba with my considerable collection. I also have an
H/Z 89 needing repair and an H17 but unfortunately no
software or docs. From the sticker on the side I suspect
it was used by the successful canadian Mt. Everest
climb in 1982. Found it outside a church in central T.O.
When I do get to it on my to-do list I might call on you, as
well as the list's emminent Tony Duell of course.
Possibly one day there might be a repository of stuff from
the considerable contributions made by canadians to
computer history. You might take a look at Poulsson's
Timeline of Computer History which is on the net and
a book I've yet to find, "Knights of the New Technology -
The Inside Story of Canada's Computer Elite, by David
On 8 Apr 2003, , The Design Fort DTP wrote:
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Herbert and I'm
running the "First Computer Museum of Nova Scotia Society"
in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada. I hope to connect
with other collectors and people interested in vintage
computers here on that fine list. My special interest lies
in vintage computers from the 70s and early 80s. My
collection is constantly growing. I have a vast collection
of manuals, books, software and other vintage computer
related stuff. I recently got a great donation of a mint
Heathkit H89 system, with all the manuals, disks etc. If
somebody needs scans from those manuals etc. let me know and
I can see what I can do. I also have a complete set of H8
manuals (H17 discdrive included).
Of course I'm looking for stuff, too. A copy of a Altair
8800 manual, a Imsai 8080 manual and a Commodore PET (with
the chicklet keys) manual for example.
Greetings to you all