Junk sale (new offer)

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Sun Apr 26 16:33:36 1998

On Sun, 26 Apr 1998, Doug Yowza wrote:

> On Sun, 26 Apr 1998, William Donzelli wrote:
> > If nobody wants the Kaypro PeeCee, I suppose I could pull all of the cards
> > out for interested parties and ship them. If, however, someone wants the
> > machine whole, obviously it will be kept whole.
> I remember Kaypro (Non-Linear Systems, wasn't it?) going up in flames when
> they couldn't manage the growth that came from the original Kaypro (they
> started hiring family members at all top positions in the company, and one
> analysis quipped that they had too many Kays and needed more pros :-).

They started out as an offshoot of Andy Kay's Non-Linear Systems, and
later (1984?) incorporated a separate Kaypro Corporation. That was still
back in the Kaypro II/4/10 era.
> I don't remember ever seeing a desktop PC coming from them. Anybody know
> how rare this box is? Sounds like a keeper.

> -- Doug > > >

Actually, they made several iterations of desktops. Starting with the XT
model, and progressing to a '286, and later a rather compact package that
may have been either '286 or '386 - I'm not sure. Interestingly, the
processor card in the XT bore a striking resemblance to a card produced
by PCPI - personal Computer Products Inc. - another San Diego area company.

Kaypro, of course was forced into Chapter 7 in June of 1992 and ceased to
exist shortly after. PCPI is still in existence, although struggling, and
under another name now.
                                                 - don
Received on Sun Apr 26 1998 - 16:33:36 BST

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