From: Dave Jenner <djenner_at_halcyon.com>
Date: Sat Jun 21 19:50:36 1997

Although I don't necessary agree with the reason for the posting below,
I do agree that I would like to see classic computer relevant postings
this group.

I have subscribed for about 2 weeks now, and I am finding that the
signal-to-noise ratio tends to be low. I have especially been
with many postings that contain unnecessary profanity.

But, I just installed Netscape Communicator 4.01 whose Messenger
provides reasonably flexible mail filters. I now have quite a few
running that instantly delete any mail with profanity, and a few other
selective rules, too.

So, flame on! I'll never see them now! But, please continue with good,
relevant classic computer postings!


J. Maynard Gelinas wrote:
> OK folks, I'm a lurker. I've never posted, and I feel ashamed
> that this message will be my first impression for the rest of this lists
> members. Enrico, will you please stop whining and say something relevant
> to this list? I'm a busy man, responsible for an elderly parent and lotsa
> lotsa expensive Sun hardware... my bosses give me little time to play.
> I'm here to read about Sym's & Kim's, ELF-II's, Altairs, LSI-11's,
> TRS-80's... in short, all the computers I grew up with as a kid and have
> lost because of foolish youth and multiple cross country moves. Can we
> *please* get back to the fun stuff?
> PS - when I was fifteen I built a PDP-11 from scrap parts out of
> DEC dumpsters... I'm sure you can do the same. I've seen this junk at
> flea markets, in commercial basements left by tennants long forgotten, at
> garage sales, in open dumps, on the sidewalk on trash day, and still find
> myself washing coffee grinds off my tee shirts, after a bit of dumpster
> diving, holding some neat piece of old junk I remember. Go get it like
> everyone else, by getting dirty and in the thick of it. Stop making an
> ass of yourself by suggesting that your collector collegues ought to go
> out of their way to help you for whatever reason. It's simple, if someone
> wants to help you they will. If not, they won't. If you want to ensure
> overseas delivery, may I suggest you attempt a business transaction with
> the seller, and offer him/her a healthy profit? This is one of the best
> ways of ensuring prompt delivery on your terms.
> Respectfully,
> J. Maynard Gelinas
> On Sat, 21 Jun 1997, e.tedeschi wrote:
> > Date: Sat, 21 Jun 1997 22:30:01 +0000
> > From: "e.tedeschi" <e.tedeschi_at_ndirect.co.uk>
> > Reply-To: classiccmp_at_u.washington.edu
> > To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> <classiccmp_at_u.washington.edu>
> > Subject: Re: Why?
> >
> > Scott Walde wrote:
> >
> > > Back to the religion thing again... If I was giving something away, and a
> > > person wanted it to use it for some purpose which I am 'religiously'
> > > opposed to (I can't think of a good example off hand) I would probably try
> > > to find someone else to take the item. I think that this should be my
> > > right. (I do have the right to practice my religion, don't I?) I hope
> > > you can see how this applies directly to the computer issue.
> >
> > So now the problem is clear...notwithstanding all the previous
> > declaration to the contrary THERE IS a problem of someone being opposed
> > to some other use (and possibly location) of the stuff. I think it is
> > only fair that it is so.
> >
> > What is NOT fair is to try to hide it and find other excuses like...too
> > difficult to pack... to expensive to be worth bothering with it....too
> > much paperwork etc. Ain't we all in the same passion? If not then I
> > would rather not be here.
> >
> > See what I mean? (is this too much cultural for someone?)
> >
> > enrico
> >
Received on Sat Jun 21 1997 - 19:50:36 BST

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