Near disaster and questions on finds

From: Desie Hay <>
Date: Thu Jul 30 09:35:44 1998

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Uncle Roger
> Sent: Thursday, July 30, 1998 9:26
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: Near disaster and questions on finds
> The other day I was mucking around in the room I store most (some,
> according to my girlfriend 8^) of my collection, and all of a
> sudden one of
> the shelves holding a bunch of Toshibas, collapsed. Luckily, I was there
> and was able to keep them from crashing to the floor, but still...
> Upon closer inspection, it looks like the shelf with (some of) the GRiD's
> is about ready to go as well. These are those metal shelves you get at
> Target for $8 on sale.
> So, I guess my question is, how to others store their collection? Keep in
> mind that I'm in San Francisco, and that Earthquakes are an
> issue. Thanks!
> Oh, and latest finds: another Panasonic Senior Partner (I really need the
> specs on these if ya got 'em!) and one of those HP ThinkJets which I'm
> actually gonna hook up to my Dad's computer (as soon as I figure out where
> all those printer cables I use to have are!)
> Most interesting was a Cable Demodulator. Yep, not a
> MOdulator/DEModulator
> (MODEM), but just a Demodulator. Apparently, TCI at one time sent out a
> free signal on the cable that could be read by anyone with a PC and one of
> these boxes. So, anyone know if they still do that, and what software one
> would need?
> I also picked up a Mobidem, sans cable, of course, which appears to be a
> radio modem made by Ericsson. If anyone has any info on this....
> Last but not least, a Datasonix Pereos tape drive. It's a little unit not
> much bigger than a microcassette that is supposed to be able to back up a
> GB on a single cartridge. Unfortunately, I got no tapes with it, and the
> only source I've found so far ( is pretty pricey
> considering I don't know if it works. Anyone know of a cheaper source for
> these tapes?
> Thanks!
> --------------------------------------------------------------------- O-
> Uncle Roger "There is pleasure pure in being mad
> that none but madmen know."
> Roger Louis Sinasohn & Associates
> San Francisco, California

well i have big single room house out the back of my property which housees
my 200+ computers
i have wall to wall tables which then have computer stacked on top of and
under them
at the moment though, it is almost impossable to get in the shed because of
the giant
VAXes i have in the room..........
i have to get around somtime to tidying it all up
most of the time though when i buy somthing it just gets stashed in the

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