PCC2000 Rescue

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Dec 1 12:52:58 2000

On Fri, 1 Dec 2000, Rich Beaudry wrote:

> It's a desktop unit with 12" screen and 2 8"drives. I think its Z80 and
> runs wordstar. It weighs over 100lbs. It's already in my truck headed for
> the scrap heap. I don't have any software for it. Is it worth saving? It
> has 2 key buttons missing, the bottom and side at the back is a little
> rusty.

This has the Altair in it's lineage (ok, not really :)

But it was made by Pertec Computer Corporation, the same guys who bought
out Altair. It's a huge beast: an all-in-one desktop unit with an
integrated CRT and two 8" floppy drives. The keyboard is almost a yard

I have one of these (nicknamed "Herbie" by its original owner) along with
a hard drive cabinet, documentation, software, etc.

A typical very-late-70's, very early-80's business computer. Worth
rescuing, as there aren't too many still around I imagine.

The weight might be exaggerated a bit. I didn't weigh mine but I don't
recall it being so heavy I couldn't lift it into my trunk. Definitely
heavy though. It will be a bitch to ship. I recommend local pickup.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger http://www.vintage.org
Received on Fri Dec 01 2000 - 12:52:58 GMT

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