Rescue list -> was PDP 11/34...

From: Jim Willing <>
Date: Fri Jun 13 00:09:09 1997

At 11:27 PM 6/12/97 -0400, you wrote:
>> At 09:24 AM 6/11/97 -0700, Sam wrote:
>> >On Wed, 11 Jun 1997, James Willing wrote:
>> >
>> >> Mayhaps, as a parallel to the 'Classic Computer Index", we need to
>> develop
>> >> a 'Classic Computer Collectors Index' so that we know where others are
>> >> when things like this pop up so that we could have some local options.
> <snip>
>> >> Or am I just dreaming out loud?
>I think that we should take this a little more seriously. I propose that we
>form regional SWAT teams. In the event of a classic computer crisis the
>nearest SWAT team would be dispatched. Ideally each team would be comprised
>of individuals who each had a separate area of expertise, i.e. Apple II,
>Coco, TI, etc. Rescued computers could then be placed in foster homes until
>caring, loving permanent homes could be found. :-)

Lets just not start setting limits on it tho... While there is value in
having people involved who are familiar with the equipment, keep in mind
that a basic understanding of the gear and some common sense goes a long way.

I would hate to see an older system (like minis) fall by the wayside
because someone thought they were not 'qualified' to
recover/move/disassemble it!

-jim ("I've created a 'Finster'")

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