Sharp MZ-700

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Date: Wed Jan 28 12:23:13 1998

>No old computer is ever "dead". One shouldn't hold onto them only if they
>work. The point is to keep them around so that one can at least see and
>touch them, open them up and look at their circuitry. You can't do that
>with a picture obviously. All computers will eventually "die", but I'm
>not about to start burying them all. After all, they don't start
>decomposing and smelling bad. If you don't want to keep it, e-mail me
>privately and I'll pay to have it shipped to me and I'll hold onto it.

Sorry. :) I don't mean to say that I would dump it - simply that as I
cannot repair it myself, is it worth paying for someone to do that or
would I be better off just keeping it as a record, and looking at the
manuals as the main part of the deal (for now). Mostly I like to display
my computers as working systems (although I ran out of floorspace months
ago), and so prefer working models to broken ones. :) I figure that it is
better to have a computer working than broken, so long as I can afford to
get it fixed - but I refuse to trash any of my systems, no matter what
the problem. And this goes triple for anything that I only have one of

I got very angry at a local dealer recently, for he trashed some 30
microbees 2 weeks before I got there. I had been searching for a
Microbee for about 6 months, and he was supposed to sell second-hand
8-bit systems as his business. He said he never liked Microbees anyway.
:( I finally got one, but if I could have saved those others I would
have been able to offer them (for shipping) to the list. Microbees, for
those who haven't heard of them, are neat little cp/m systems that were
designed and built in Australia - not many computers were made here,
although there were a few, but the Microbee would be one of the two most
significant locally made computers.

Received on Wed Jan 28 1998 - 12:23:13 GMT

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