Yet another weekend haul story

From: Ward Griffiths and/or Lisa Rogers <>
Date: Tue Jun 3 07:26:41 1997

On Tue, 3 Jun 1997, Kevan Heydon wrote:

> It does seem that wives/partners are quite understanding of our hobby/
> obsession. My wife, Michelle, has her moments of support when she has
> got me some of the best machines in my collection, and other moments of
> 'you are not bringing another computer into this house.' The later is
> usually broken when I bring home a really rare machine and I go on about
> how good the design was or how bad it was and that it was only sold for
> a short time. I find that the longer I leave the machine(s) temporarily
> dumped on the sofa the worse things get, especially if friends come
> around and there is nowhere to sit :-)

It is due to my fiancee that we have the TI-99 and the Atari ST
equipment, the former three (one still in shrink-wrap) because Lisa
credits a cassette-based algebra tutorial on her original TI-99/4A with
getting her through the maths requirement for her nursing degree, the
latter (a 1040 and a 520) because she's musically inclined and we got
them for their MIDI features. She's also the one that loves cute little
PDA-type devices, so we've got gear from HP, Casio, Sharp, Psion and one
or two others to be the classic in a decade or so. All of the Tandy and
AT&T and Sun equipment I take full responsibility for, as well as the
various non-classic Intel boxes for hacking Linux.
Ward Griffiths
"America is at that awkward stage.  It's too late to work within 
the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." --Claire Wolfe
Received on Tue Jun 03 1997 - 07:26:41 BST

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