Are these really worth keeping?

From: Tony Duell <>
Date: Tue Sep 23 12:28:34 1997

On Tue, 23 Sep 1997, Kai Kaltenbach wrote:


> > > CGA cards
> >
> Actual IBM CGA cards are a must-keep.
> > > Hercules and MDA mono cards
> >
> Original Hercules brand cards (as opposed to compatible) and IBM
> Monochrome Display Adapter cards are also must-keeps.
> > > Generic XT floppy controllers
> >
> Genuine IBM floppy controllers should be saved.

IMHO _all_ genuine IBM cards should be saved. I always dig through the
'any card 1 pound' box at radio rallies (hamfests) looking for such
things. IBM cards have the advantage that they can be repaired (I have an
almost-complete set of TechRefs).

IMHO collectors will want early genuine IBM PC bits in the future. Just
like some people will pay for Altair bits today.

There are a few IBM cards that I've never seen and would love to get. Top
of my list is a PGC (professional graphics controller) - a 2 board set
that contained an 8088-based graphics accellerator. It emulated a CGA card
(I think) but had extra modes as well. Another thing I would like is a
Data Aquisition and Control adapter.

> Kai

Received on Tue Sep 23 1997 - 12:28:34 BST

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