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From: Curt Vendel <>
Date: Fri Aug 2 14:15:00 2002

I thought IBM Displaywriters were their line of daisywheel letter quality

Curt wrote:

> So I walking up to a Dirty Garage (Vente de Garage Sale :) and spotted a
> grey box that looked like it might be some sort of Mac or stranger from
> the rear. Coming to the front, I see it is a dual 8 inch disquette drive!
> The owner of the dirty garage came up to me and, spying my Linux t-shirt,
> claimed it was Linux compatible. A good chuckle was had.
> However, the drive was part of a complete Displaywriter, which he was
> giving away. So I backed my car up and loaded it all in.
> - 6580 Electronics Module, display, keyboard
> - 6360 Diskette Unit
> - 5215 Printer
> Doco :
> - IBM Displaywriter System Customer Setup Guide
> - IBM Displaywriter KWIC [sic] Reference guide
> - 11 binders of Textpack tutorials (and documentation?)
> - Several sets of software. Haven't checked if it's multiple versions of
> same programs or many different programs
> - Many more 8 inch diskettes, including 5-10 unused still in plastic
> - 2 loose boards, in a bag w/ small piece of paper where upon it is
> written : "Defective, changed summer 93" in french
> I haven't fired it up yet to see if it works. However, I *must*
> get rid of it as I have no space for it. So, is anyone interested? My
> cost : FREE CHEAP. Of course, you pay for shipping from southern Quebec
> (which won't be cheap for something this heavy). Better yet, come and
> pick it up! I'd even be prepared to deliver it to somewhere close by (I'm
> in Estrie) or even Montreal (I go there often).
> If there are no takers w/in a month, I'll probably end up as landfill
> (except the diskettes).
> -Philip
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