Fair software pricing

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_wco.com>
Date: Thu May 21 22:43:56 1998

On Thu, 21 May 1998, Max Eskin wrote:


What's with all these damn blank lines?

> I remember asking a while ago, and only a couple of people on the
> list had a copy
> >Xenix? Rare?

I don't know. I can understand maybe games like Ultima that people played
the hell out of when they were kids and wore the oxide off the diskette
and the ink off the label, and wore the manual out and the box sat in the
messy room and got beat up, eventually the whole thing being tossed once
you grew out of it. I can see that being rare (but can't believe an offer
I once saw on comp.sys.apple2.forsale from some guying willing to pay $300
for a copy).

Xenix, on the other hand, I have a couple systems with it installed, and I
believe a couple install packages somewhere in the collective mess. Its
very much out there. These softwares are findable. All one has to do is
look around in thrift stores and at swap meets. If you go regularly
enough you will start to find this stuff (of course your area may vary
widely, but you'd be surprised...you just gotta be willing to look harder
and farther and in creative ways).

Any serious computer collector is out searching about at least two
Saturdays out of the month. The really successful (and lucky) ones are
out at least every weekend. The deranged fanatics (like me) find time
during the week as well (I average between 4-8 outings a month).

Sam Alternate e-mail: dastar_at_siconic.com
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