Are these really worth keeping?

From: John Ruschmeyer <>
Date: Tue Sep 23 17:02:46 1997

> >> I'm starting to sort through the misc. parts and accessories that I've
>>> collected over the years and am wondering if certain things are really
>>> worth keeping, such as:
>>> 1200 baud modems (Hayes external, Racal Vadic VA212LC)
>>> CGA cards
>>> Hercules and MDA mono cards
>>> Generic XT floppy controllers
>To put in my 2 cents' worth...

>Motherboards are gonna start going rapidly pretty soon, and
>monitors...nobody makes CGA anymore that I know of...what user (versus
>collector) is gonna replace a CGA with VGA on an XT? He'll junk the whole
>thing, and buy a Packard Bell at Wal-Mart (and use it to play Solitaire.)

Maybe, but I'm finding it easier lately to get mono VGAs and 256K VGA cards
than to find Herc clones and mono monitors. I recently found a lovely
paper-white Dell on the curb and picked up a Wyse for $5.

>Worth keeping? I think so. Boards don't take up a whole lot of space, and
>you're going to make a collector *very* happy some day. (I'd take your
>boards, except that I've already got plenty.) But, it'll be a long time
>before you sell them!

Probably so... I'm rethinking the idea in favor of keeping them and just
dumping any cards which I *know* don't work.

Received on Tue Sep 23 1997 - 17:02:46 BST

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