Obsolete computer discs, etc.

Robert Jarratt robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Fri May 1 09:40:16 CDT 2015

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Liam
> Proven
> Sent: 01 May 2015 13:15
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> Cc: cctech at classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: Obsolete computer discs, etc.
> On 30 April 2015 at 16:40, Bob Rickard <bob at warriston.freeserve.co.uk>
> wrote:
> > Second time of sending.  A response, please.
> >
> >
> > While turning out my attic I unearthed obsolete *discs for a 1980s
> > Amstrad computer *which has long been disposed of.  One disc is, as
> > far as I know, in mint condition but a further twelve contain
> > programmes. Another six discs contain long forgotten person data which
> > I can't access.  I am intrigued to know what they contain.  Also in my
> > searches I have found a *Microsoft Works
> > manual* complete with system discs, and an *Amstrad user's manual*.
> > Also about a*dozen 5" discs* containing stock records of warehouse
> > long demolished. Again, I am curious to see what I recorded 30 years ago.
> >
> > I am reluctant to consign these items to the dustbin if a) the discs
> > can be deciphered, and b) they are are of use to someone else.  Your
> > organisation has been suggested as a possible home for at least some
> > of these items.  Are they of interest?  If not, do you know any organisation
> that might be?
> >
> > R.J. Rickard.
> > Edinburgh.
> Are you actually on the mailing list, Bob? Your mail provoked a whole thread
> and there have been many helpful responses, including from me.
> You need to join the list to participate.

And you probably need to copy him directly if you suspect (as do I), that he is not on the list.


Unless you bcc'd him I suppose.....



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