Are these really worth keeping?

From: Marvin <>
Date: Tue Sep 23 12:39:13 1997

Tony Duell wrote:

> 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).

I agree fully! One thing I seldom find is the documentation that went with
the cards. I have been stashing IBM stuff for a while and figure I am just
looking far into the future :).

> 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.

I acquired one of the PGA boards and I passed up an opportunity a couple of
years ago to get the IBM monitor that went with it. BTW, I am assuming here
that what you are referring to as PGC is the same thing I am referring to as
PGA. I see them occasionally and will keep you in mind the next time I find
one if you like.
Received on Tue Sep 23 1997 - 12:39:13 BST

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