286 Computers (and an Apollo note)

From: Tillman, Edward <Edward.Tillman_at_valero.com>
Date: Mon Apr 28 03:03:01 2003

If you have a complete 386 DX 66 or higher (box), I might be interested. --
actually, my wife would be more interested. She misses WordStar and the Dr.
Brain series. She'd be in 7th heaven...


Ed Tillman
Store Automation Tech Support Specialist
  Valero Energy Corporation
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Office: (210)592-3110, Fax (210)592-2048
Email: edward.tillman_at_valero.com <mailto:edward.tillman_at_valero.com>

-----Original Message-----
From: John Rollins [mailto:kd7bcy_at_teleport.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 11:36 PM
To: cctalk_at_classiccmp.org
Subject: Re: 286 Computers (and an Apollo note)

>*But* you can play Castle Wolfenstein 3D on them! ;)

Why keep a 286 around when it does fine on my Mac? I don't play it
much anymore, I bought the new Return to Castle Wolfenstein, someone
told me it's based on the Quake 3 engine. Very nice, but needs a lot
of memory. The Belkin Nostromo game controller really helps, too.

But what am I supposed to do with the old PC's? I'm keeping the more
interesting stuff like my PC and XT. And my personal favorite, the HP
Vectra. But the typical beige box junk is cluttering up my basement.
Everything from 286/386 parts to Pentium MMX systems, what can be
done with them besides recycling the chassis and hoping you'll need
the other parts eventually? I don't imagine many people need or want
that old stuff, even on eBay.

Speaking of eBay, I have some Apollo parts I'm going to put up just
to see what happens. Odd stuff like WD7000 cards and memory cards and
such. Once I gather up most of the other stuff I'll be offering it
here on the list, but if you're interested in getting an old Apollo
chassis and various parts and bits, let me know. I could probably
ship the small stuff, but the big stuff is pretty heavy so I'd prefer
to give it to someone local. I'll post a note here when I get it all

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