Slightly OT? Squished Boxes..

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Sun Jan 26 12:23:01 2003

On Sat, 25 Jan 2003, Charles E. Fox wrote:

> I was recently given a few cubic feet of old Amiga games in
> similar condition. About the only solution I could think of was
> judicious use of staples.

AAAGGGHH!!! You destroy artifacts this way. I never use any tape,
staples etc. to mend a box. If a tear is there, I leave it. In fact, I
remove any tape that was applied to a box because over time, that tape
will dry out, fade and crumble away causing further damage to the original
surface and artwork of the box. I only occasionally use glue to mend the
seam of the box where it has separated because the original glue has
broken down.

I view every box of software I have as an artifact in and of itself. As
such, it should be molested as little as possible, and preserved or
restored in a safe manner.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger

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