Re: [midatlanticretro] So? Anyone get on-topic gifts?
- I sheepishly retract my recent observation.I am a moron. :-pMerry Christmas again anyways.--Timster-- (re-tuning his sarcasm detector)
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On Dec 28, 2009, at 4:20 PM, "Bill Degnan" <billdeg@...> wrote:
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> From: "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...>
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> Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] So? Anyone get on-topic gifts?
> > I got this for Christmas too...I will let you know how it works.
> > I got a few ENIAC plug boards at the local Goodwill for 50 cents each,
but when I got them home I spilled my Hamberger Helper dinner on two of
them. I will try Comet to clean one, and Cyberclean on the other, to see
which gets them shinier.
> What a coincidence! I found a new-in-box Lisa 1, but I figured you've
> already got that, so I sold it on ebay for a quick hit of $75. Woot!
Man you are so lucky. $75! These stupid ENIAC plug boards, I regret
spending $10 for 20 of them. I'll never find the rest of the ENIAC. All I
have are these hand-written design notes. No manual. Maybe one will turn
up at the farmers market.
On Jan 5, 2010, at 11:30 AM, brian_cirulnick wrote:
> And When Steve returned to Apple, and the iMac came out, he got
> what he wanted -- the floppy was gone.
BUT.... the electronics for it were part of the early iMac
motherboards. Some early adopters easily hacked the machine and just
ran some ribbon cable from the mother board out to an external
floppy, and it would work just fine, thank you very much.
I opted to get an outboard Imation "super disk", which would read and
write to their proprietary 120 MB disk or standard high density 1.4
MB floppies. The Imation drive used a USB connection. Still have it
somewhere, along with a disk that contains tax programs and data.
But the latest date on the disk is 1998, so I'm unlikely to have the
IRS ask me to explain anything on a tax return that old. Most people
can discard tax stuff more than 7 years old without worry.
73 de Ray