Hello - I'm a new reader

From: David C. Jenner <djenner_at_halcyon.com>
Date: Mon May 11 18:50:33 1998


There are at least a half-dozen or so active "Pacific Northwesterners"
on the list, located from Portland, OR up to Victoria/Vancouver B.C.
I'm in Seattle, and I'll let the others respond if they so desire. So,
you aren't alone, and there may be even more "lurking" out there.


D. Peschel wrote:
> ... and I wanted to introduce myself.
> I'm a student at the University of Washington; I subscribed to the list in
> hopes that there would be some local members. So far, I'm not sure. Some of
> your names are familiar from alt.folklore.computers but many are new.
> I'm a computer-science major. Most CS majors here don't seem to be very
> interested in old machines, unfortunately. They must be dazzled by all the
> Windows NT machines we have (which were given to us by Intel and don't work
> very well, thanks to overstressed/inept/inconstant administration).
> I'll probably read more than I post -- I don't have detailed experience with
> the popular machines, because I don't _have_ the popular machines, because I
> live in a dorm room. But I do have experience with the Apple ][, and a Kaypro
> which I'm resurrecting (thanks to Don Maslin and his awe-inspiring collection
> of CP/M disks) and some HP calculators and some emulators on my Macintosh.
> By "popular" I mean "popular with the readers of this list," not "popular with
> people in general."
> So... who's from Washington? And BTW, is there a working Web site/archive/FAQ
> for this group? I can't seem to connect to the bothell machine, even though
> it's part of my own school.
> Thanks,
> -- Derek
Received on Mon May 11 1998 - 18:50:33 BST

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