A Tragedy Averted

From: Ward Griffiths and/or Lisa Rogers <gram_at_cnct.com>
Date: Thu May 22 07:49:53 1997

I _hate_ having to follow-up my own message, but errors of fact must be
corrected after being exposed to daylight.

On Wed, 21 May 1997, Ward Griffiths and/or Lisa Rogers wrote:

> someone had placed a TRS-80 Model II, its disk expansion bay, and a Line
> Printer VI by the curb. I could not allow this to be buried in
> Pennsylvania. There were also a couple of Wyse 50 terminals which will

First error. One is a Wyse 50 and therefore useful. The other is a Wyse
30, a rather less useful terminal. Emergency console for my Sun 4 is
about it. Keyword: standout glitch.

> newer hardware. He said that he had a bunch of software in the attic, so
> call him in about a week. Then he brought out and presented me with a
> Kaypro 10. So it looks like at least part of the weekend is spoken for,

Hey, it was late (23:00), it was dark, I'd been up since 05:30, and I was
too ecstatic about the Model II to look closely -- I just stuffed things
into the back seat of the car. Upon taking things out yestereve while
there was still light, it turns out that the machine is a Kaypro 16, not
a 10. A classic in its own way, but not as exciting to me. Oh, well.
It's time for me to contact every bloody municipality in northern New
Jersey and find out when they have their own cleanouts. Oh yeah, and
check out the thrift stores in a few more towns.
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 Thu May 22 1997 - 07:49:53 BST

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