Extracting images of Atari 800 diskettes.

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Sat Feb 19 14:11:11 2005

On Sat, 19 Feb 2005, Scott Stevens wrote:

> A few months ago I picked up a complete Atari 800 system at a local
> estate auction. It included the disk drive and three boxes (aprox. 300
> diskettes) of software for the Atari 800.
> I listed it all as a complete system on eBay. A few days later, after
> the bidding frenzy had fired up, I was notified by eBay that somebody
> had complained and the auction was delisted by eBay because it included
> the floppy diskettes. There are a LOT of programs on said disks, from
> the early to mid 1980's. It looks like the collection of an avid BBSer.

That was your mistake. You should've listed it on the Vintage Computer
Marketplace where you wouldn't have had weasels complaining about outmoded
software where most likely no copyright holder can be bothered to be
found. And if they DID complain, the system maintainers would've told
them to go find something more productive to do with their lives.

> Now I have the aprox. 280 diskettes left. I can't sell them on eBay to
> a collector, and have been thinking it would be neat to extract the
> software off the diskettes and find an Atari 800 simulator to run some
> of the programs.

If you must, list them as just a pile of 280 5.25" diskettes. Don't even
make mention of anything that might be on them. In fact, just say you
consider them to be blank.

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