and you know what, I met J.M. the last time I was at
InfoAge. Didn't seem like a bad guy at all, in fact
quite generous. Prone to buckle under pressure it
seems, but don't we all sometimes. But when these
little caustic e-mails get issued - read the response
to the thread I started ("how far will you drive to
pick up a vintage puter", I'm sure most of you
remember it), all those good deeds go in the toilet.
That didn't earn him the right to badmouth me by
insinuating I was a grabber. I do like to add to my
collection, but it's not done innapropriately.
So read a couple of the e-mails from that affair. And
yes, in the interests of having a good time on that
day we all showed up, I let the issue go. Not
particularly interested in DEC stuph, the 2 Dave's
(one's gone though) who showed up at last year's TCF
should verify I passed up a Pro 350 in the flea market
for five bucks! And I guess I was feeling a little
apologetic for the slip of the tongue ;) as I'm sure
you all remember. But just to set the story strait...
And both John and Evan know the whole story in
detail. Despite any bs you'll see here in the group.
And I hereby relinquish any claim to the 350 and
anything that came with it. So anyone in the group can
enjoy it w/o guilt. But initially it was in some sense
--- Norm Canfield <CANFIEN@...
> You are the first responder. I can ship the computer
> to you if that is what you prefer. My previous
> experience with items for someone as close as you is
> that people prefer to pickup because you never know
> what might happen in shipping. Also I have no
> particular shipping experience myself so I'm open to
> packing suggestions because of the monitor. I have
> the documentation for the unit as well and do you
> want that? The equipment does not have to be moved
> fast. I had simply started the process before
> equipment might need to be moved fast. I am old
> enough and busy enough now that I know I won't be
> doing anything with this hardware anymore.
> I have an old acquaintance who used to be a DEC
> employee and he knew about Dave and some of his
> possible connections. He suggested I try to find
> others, and probably could, who appreciate the old
> hardware and pass it on rather than start recycling,
> which I was about to do. When I contacted Dave he
> expected we could find several interested parties.
> Don't worry, Chris, the 350 has your name on it now.
> Let me know how you want me to proceed.
he's supposedly holding the Pro 350 for me John. If
you want to pick that up, and whatever else comes with
it, I'd appreciate it.
--- john_apw <infomagic@...
> Evan and all,
> I've been in touch with the fellow, and will be able
> to arrange a
> pickup. Please let me know which of the item the
> museum would want.
> Also, for anyone in south NJ, I can be a relay
> station to shorten
> your trip. Just let me know what you want and we can
> arrange a
> pickup from here.
> Montclair, NJ
> 973 220-0221 cell
> 973 746-9535 business
--- infomagic <infomagic@...
> Hi Chris,
> Most of the stuff that I picked up I've already
> dropped off at the museum site, but I held onto the
> 350 for when I come down again on the 12th. I didn't
> want the unit to wander off somewhere, seeing as
> it's earmarked for your use.
> I have a lot of manuals, too, but I think some of
> them are for the 11/73s. I'm not a Digital guy, so
> you and Bill Deg and John Allain will have to sort
> them out...
> See you on the 12th!
--- infomagic <infomagic@...
> I just saw a message of yours on the MARCH list -
> you wrote that you will not be at InfoAge on
> Saturday. Is this correct?
> I'm only asking because I was going to haul the 350
> down there, but if you're not going to be there,
> I'll wait till some other time.
> Please advise,
> -John Montenigro
Based on your voicemail from last night, I'm bringing
the 350 to
InfoAge today. I appreciate your seeing it as part of
the collectino that
Norm is donating to the museum
NOT WHAT NORM CANFIELD SAID...WHAT MR.BS SAID TO "MAKE
HIS LIFE EASIER". YOU CAN READ THAT FURTHER DOWN>
, and your willingness to make use of it
through the museum's sponsorship. It makes my life a
I'll talk with Evan about establishing strict
guidelines for the
"borrowing" of manuals from the collection. I also do
not like the idea of
someone trying to establish personal claims on
materials that ought to be
I hope your house-hunting in PA is successful!! You
have nice weather
for it, albeit a bit cold.
< I never even responded to that e-mail. Somehow it
was decided any claim I had was invalid. But I'm sure
we've all had enough of this. Please carry on ;) >
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