Junk sale (new offer)

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_wco.com>
Date: Sun Apr 26 17:41:45 1998

On Sun, 26 Apr 1998, Doug Yowza 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 :-).

Actually, you can hear complete rendering of the history of KayPro on the
VCF 1.0 Lecture Series that will be released this May. Stephen Stone, one
of VCF's speakers, did a lot of research and gave a very thorough
discourse on the life and times of KayPro.

> I don't remember ever seeing a desktop PC coming from them. Anybody know
> how rare this box is? Sounds like a keeper.

Not really. I've seen a few around and have passed simply because of
their blandness. I didn't realize they were passive backplane though,
which makes them a little interesting. I'll pick one up eventually when
there's nothing else to grab one day. Again, Stephen discusses the Kays'
decision to release a desktop PC compatible on the tape.

Sam Alternate e-mail: dastar_at_siconic.com
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