I have a friend (Yes, Virginia, I have two friends) who's been a DEC
repairman for many years. He now wants to get rid of the accumulated a lot
of stuff in his barn, and has asked me to help get rid of it.
I'm not sure I have the time to make a complete catalogue of all his stuff.
Anyway, I know squat about big iron, and therefore don't know what's
valuable to people.
Please, therefore, email me with your wants -- anything from, "I'll take
anything" to "keep an eye out for this widget". I have no idea what he
for all of this, bit I doubt he's out to gouge.
"Y1K caused the Dark Ages."
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From: Colan Mitchell <cdrmool(a)interlog.com>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 1999 4:37 PM
Subject: confidential info on old harddrives.
If this is a ? thats been dealt with before I joined the list my
I repeatedly come across personal and confidential information on
discarded computers. I sit and shake my head in shock. Lawyers seem to
be the worst. I have considered contacting the original owners and
educating them about practicing safe hex but, especially in the case of
lawyers and women, don't want to have them freak out and think I'm being
weird and calling the police. On the other hand I feel that I should do
something. In the end I just format the drives and forget about it.
Has anyone experienced contacting an original owner? What was the
response. This is something that I've not read about in the media as Y2K
and Hackers get all the press but I suspect this is a bigger potential