From: Marvin <>
Date: Thu Jun 12 21:40:31 1997 wrote:
> > On Wed, 11 Jun 1997, Marvin wrote:
> >
> > > Along the lines of saving stuff, does anyone collect the old printers?
> A topic I've given a lot of thought. The original MX-80 and the Paper Tiger
> immediately spring to mind as classic printers worthy of incorporating into a
> museum but I can't think of much else I'd have to own (aside from maybe an
> original laserjet). Given the space limitations that most of us have
> collecting printers in the manner that we collect computers is impractical.
> But if you are inclined to collect them they are certainly plentiful and
> cheap.

Actually, I am not inclined to collect them since they take up a LOT of
room and most are fairly heavy. The count of printers here is unknown
but probably a couple of dozen. The ones I do have are either ones that
*I* consider an important part of computer history or that go with a
system, i.e. the Tandy and CBM printers. Some are becoming a bit more
scarce, and if someone is collecting printers and is looking for
specific printers, they can let us know and we can keep our eyes open.
Received on Thu Jun 12 1997 - 21:40:31 BST

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