2206Re: [midatlanticretro] Lisa landfill
- Jan 26, 2006aw shoot, just go in the middle of the night! I'm
actually intrigued by the idea of driving out there. I
went to a car dealership today (none of my bombs would
make it out there). Think I'll hold off on a car until
AFTER I find a house. Sleeping in a car is no way near
Computer Factory had Lisa's back in the late 80's.
About $200 in the box. I found out after the fact
though. And they were right in Nassau county. I did
take a trip up to Middletown New York for their big
sale . No Lisa's there though :(.
--- Ray Sills <raysills@...> wrote:
> And... there's another issue: permission. The__________________________________________________
> landfill could be on
> private property... or government property, and the
> people who
> control it might take exception to someone wandering
> on to the
> property, and digging up items that are buried.
> Some discarded items are just left on the surface,
> like old airplanes
> located in various mothball locations in the
> southwest. But, if
> these items are in a true landfill, it might not be
> possible to open
> the landfill without a court order or something like
> that. And the
> EPA might also not want anyone digging, either.
> Still, it's a shame that some neat stuff has been
> disposed of by
> dumping. Apple Computer didn't have an Apple Store
> on the web back
> then to enable them to sell the LISAs as
> 73 de Ray
> On Jan 26, 2006, at 7:30 PM, Jim Scheef wrote:
> > Joe,
> > Well... if the soil is prefectly dry, then it
> might be possible.
> > The machines
> > might even be in good shape if they were not
> > People are recovering amazing things. A few years
> ago a group of
> > well-funded
> > people dug a Lockeed P-38 (the airplane) out of a
> glacier on
> > Greenland and,
> > after a large infusion of cash, made it fly again.
> So recovering
> > some Lisas
> > from a landfill should be a piece of cake!
> > Jim
> > --- Joe Giliberti <starbase89@...>
> >> I remember reading that sometime in 1984 that
> Atari dumped several
> >> million E.T. 2600 cartidges in a desert landfill.
> I was recently
> >> read an
> >> article about a couple goys who went out and
> recovered several
> >> hundred
> >> of these cartridges and were still able to get
> them to work. Now,
> >> I'va
> >> also read that sometime in 1989, Apple dumped
> several thousand Lisa
> >> computer systems in a desert landfill. Do you
> think it would be
> >> possible
> >> to recover any of those in a similar fashion? Not
> that I'm
> >> interested in
> >> going to Utah, but out of curiousity.
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