19526Re: [midatlanticretro] Updates re: minis, museum
- Jan 9, 2011Darn! I am beginning to think it may be easier to build my own disk reader. Anyone have an idea for where I can get a magnetic read-head that can sense data tracks that are 2 mils wide?I could probably actually build the positioning / ADC part of it, and I don't need to read the data off quickly. Hmm. . .-ChrisOn Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 6:21 PM, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:
PS - I think Dan may have been mistaken. We have some similar drives, but I don't remember ever seeing a CDC label on anything in the club's collection.Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 22:18:41 +0000To: MARCH Yahoo Midatlanticretro<firstname.lastname@example.org>Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Updates re: minis, museumCan't find it. Will continue to keep an eye out.From: "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...>Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 21:10:05 +0000To: MARCH Yahoo Midatlanticretro<email@example.com>Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Updates re: minis, museum4:10pm - going to look right now.From: c f <christopher.h.fenton@...>Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 15:31:58 -0500Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Updates re: minis, museumAny update on the CDC drive?On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 10:50 PM, B Degnan <billdeg@...> wrote:
Bill "formatting disks in the Xerox 820" Degnan>------------------------------------
At 08:55 PM 1/5/2011, you wrote:
>Just got home and I am EXHAUSTED.
>Justin and I met up at 1:00 today at the home of David K. (the person
>selling that lot of minicomputers on ebay). We three staged everything
>for the big move up his stairs. John, who was the buyer, arrived around
>2:00 with his uncle. We all kept working and finally finished moving it
>all our of David's basement and into John's rental truck and Justin's
>SUV by 6:30.
>John's primary interest was the DEC minis, and so he donated to MARCH:
>- DG Eclipse S/130
>- Several PC-based IBM S/36 boxes
>- Many terminals
>- Various disks, manuals, tapes, etc
>Moving the Eclipse rack was especially fun .... because I stayed out of
>the way. :)
>Justin can fill in the details of all this. My brain is full.
>Museum-wise, I got about five minutes away from David's house and then
>decided I was too tired to go to a meeting tonight. Came home instead.
>So, for you Chris F., I will check on our CDC hard drive this Sunday.
>Also, last Sunday was very good at InfoAge, according to Jeff B. who
>staffed our exhibits for the first half of the day. He reported:
> >>> We got a semi-steady stream of visitors who were visiting the
>trains. Mostly casual type visitors. Some more interested than others. A
>total of about 20-30 .... One guy wants to donate a Kaypro ..... Another
>guy wants to donate a Heathkit 8
>Haven't heard from Jeff J. about how the second half of the day went.
>That's all for now from the home office ..... !
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