One from the 'believe it or not' file...

From: HOTZE <>
Date: Mon Nov 17 14:15:51 1997

You see... that's the thing... I don't have anywhere to start but HERE. I've
really only been REALLY interested in the PC business since '93, and
collecting classics since May... I don't have ANYTHING.... I don't know
anybody (except all of you lovely people out there....), and so I need
somewhere to start... IBMs seem to be what I'm good at (I program them now as
a hobby, so I know x86) I would take an IBM/PC, or, if they're easy to find,
a PC jr. (Yes, even though I'm new, I have done my homework... I know that
it flew like a rock... but I have a good idea... now, something like that
might even MAKE MONEY...), anything that's not worth much money (that way I'm
not asking for a Apple I...) I mean micros, Bahrain, rember? I don't care
about "working order" or "untested".... I can usually get things working...
provided that I've got parts (Something which is gradually increasing...)

    Tim D. Hotze

Allison J Parent wrote:

> Along the same lines....
> While digging through one of my boxes of stuff for a part I found a
> partial S100 Jade Double density disk controller kit unassembled. Of
> course I remember why I had it, the person that gave it to me back in
> '82 wasn't up for the assembly task, raided it for parts and gave
> me the remains. At the time I wasn't interested in getting a 1793 based
> controller going as I was getting 765As for free and all the assistance
> from it's designers I could use. Well guess what. I'm 98% of the way
> through assembling it. Then I have to assemble the source code as there
> are no disks but lots of listings in the manuals. It's z80 based in that
> it has its own CPU as a bus slave. Should be interesting to get going.
> Oh, all the missing parts are from my collection and a few are date coded
> before the board! It was all I had of some parts.
> Allison
Received on Mon Nov 17 1997 - 14:15:51 GMT

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