Made first phone call

From: Stephane Tsacas <>
Date: Sat Sep 25 22:11:49 2004

Jos, I think you missed the following email.

 From: Vernon Wright <>
 Reply-To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
 Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 12:35:59 -0700 (PDT)
 Subject: Don Maslin

I read the list through the digests, and not always
frequently. So let me re-introduce myself.

I am a past-president of the San Diego Computer

In about 1986 I founded Dina-SIG, a special interest
group of the San Diego Computer Society. Don Maslin
immediately showed up, and we became fast friends and
have remained so ever since. I find it difficult to
speak of him in the past tense.

Don took on a special project for Dina-SIG, and made
it his own: the archiving of software for classic

I have of course talked with his wife Winnie, and
she has asked that people interested in Don's software
archives and his hardware collection hold off on
contact until further notice through this list.

Within a reasonable time I will locate his archives,
and I will personally guarantee that the archives will
be duplicated and copies deposited with people and
institutions which will honor the attitude that Don
put into this effort - one of love for old stuff and
and of service to the community.

In time his hardware collection will also be made
available to the community.

I ask you to consider Mrs. Maslin's position and not
attempt to intervene at this time.

Vern Wright

On Sun, 26 Sep 2004 00:34:53 +0000, jos de waal <> wrote:
> On 19/09/2004 Sellam Ismail wrote:
> >I made an initial phone call to Don's number and got an answering machine
> >(presumably Don's voice is still on the OGM). I chose not to leave a
> >message. I'll try again later today.
> Sellam, I'm shocked by your lack of tact and respect. No matter how
> important Don's collection might be in your eyes, you shouldn't lose
> sight of the fact that his wife and family have just lost him. They
> probably couldn't care less about what happens to his stuff in the
> garage at this point.
> I've asked my wife for her opinion on this and she said that she
> would instantly scrap and toss my stuff if she ever found herself in
> a similar situation. I can't blame her.
> What do others think of this ?
> Greetings, Jos
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