Military Computer Books (Waz: Off-topic...)

From: Uncle Roger <>
Date: Fri Jan 30 01:21:54 1998

At 09:51 PM 1/29/98 -0600, you wrote:
>be some GREAT surplus stores in San Francisco - saw my only wire recorder
>there as well as some interesting radar equipment, that at the time, I
>thought was still classifed. Years later (88) I couldn't find them.
>Anybody know what happened to them? I think they were on Market street

Hmmm.. There's Kaplan's on Market about 6th; They do mostly
army-surplus-esque camping gear and some uniforms and tenner shoes.
There's another one about between 7th & 8th that (last time I was in) seems
to cater only to the bigger-is-better-in-knives-and-forget-about-quality
crowd. (They're actually probably just about right above me as I type this!)

There used to be a really good one on Mission (one block south) between 7th
& 8th, but they went out of business in the early 80's.

I don't know of any *real* military surplus stores around SF anymore;
though you'd think there would be some, what with Mare Island Naval
ShipYard, Treasure Island, Alameda (Nuclear Wessels!), The Presidio, etc.

There are a few electronics surplus stores around, especially down in the
(silicon) valley.

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Uncle Roger "There is pleasure pure in being mad that none but madmen know."
Roger Louis Sinasohn & Associates
San Francisco, California
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