What fun from a Macintosh SE

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Fri Aug 20 14:50:29 2004

Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Ron Hudson wrote:
>>On Aug 20, 2004, at 9:55 AM, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>>>On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Ron Hudson wrote:
>>>>Thanks, but I don't have the required long torx screwdriver and case
>>>>cracker tool, and I am a little scared to crack open the case, mean
>>>>nasty high voltages live in there. Besides I might bust something
>>>>and that would be bad.
>>>What kind of crap attitude is that?
>>What kind of crack is that Sellam.
> It's a pretty defeastist and lazy message for this group. I'm just not
> accustomed to people being too lazy to find the right tool, too scared to
> open up a case, and too insecure to attempt any sort of inspection of a
> computer.

   That's bullshit.

   I have an IBM 9-track tabletop that isn't getting powered up till I
get docs. Period. I don't feel like taking a chance with it, because
it's a damn nice drive.

   Is that defeatist or lazy? Hardly. I've got several other working
9-tracks, I can't replace the IBM if I hose it, I can't repair it
without the docs, and I can afford to leave that one sitting till I get
the info I want.

   Looks to me like Ron's in the same shape. The SE *works*, as-is. If
he wants to leave it in a working state till he can learn more about it,
who are you to call him derogatory names?

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