RE: [midatlanticretro] Re: Minolta PCW-3 that needs rescuing
I was in either a Goodwill or Salvation Army thrift store a few years ago and there a Minolta word processing/typewriter. It resembled a PC, can’t remember what the CPU looked like and had a daisywheel printer. I went back to get it but it was already taken.
Is there any interest in this? Apparently it has an integrated monitor, which I am sure makes it heavy, but I have not been able to turn up anything on Minolta ever making a computer system. I only found the model number in a few passing webpages, but nothing really about the machine. So, either it is that obscure, or no one EVER had any interest in the machine, which I find a bit hard to believe.
I am still trying to get some photos of the equipment to see if maybe it is something else that got re-labeled.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Joseph Oprysko <joprysko1@...> wrote:
> I was made aware of a Minolta PCW-3 system that needs to be rescued. I
> don't know if we would be able to get it though, as it is up in Toronto,
> Thanks, Joe
> Here is a clip from the group that it was posted to:
> The following exchange is from FreecycleTO:
> FreecycleTO] OFFER: Prehistoric computer system
> Inbox X
> Chris Fournier
> to me
> show details 22:42 (16 hours ago)
> Hi blueboxer,
> Firstly, I would like to thank you for your response as I can't remember
> if I had already done so. Second, through Google I found what seemed to
> be a sure link. It was the Canadian Computer cience Museum at York
> University. I thought you might be interested in their response. It
> was as follows:
> Dear Mr. Fournier,
> Thanks for your e-mail and your kind offer to donate your Minolta
> computer to our museum. I have discussed this with my colleagues and we
> came to the conclusion that although it is an interesting example of a
> business system from the period we've decided that it does not fit with
> our requirements under the museum's collection development strategy (we
> are targeting the Canadian computer industry). Thanks for bringing this
> system to our attention.
> Best regards
> Zbigniew Stachniak
> As you can see it was a close match. What I wanted to know is if you
> knew of any equivalent resources who might be interested. Right now I
> have the Brantford computer museum to follow up with - next week. Any
> suggestions off the top of your head? Do you know of any other
> university programs who could benefit from this system? Thanks again
> for your advice and again, I apologize for the delayed response. Cheers.
> Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 15:06:01 -0400
> Subject: Re: [FreecycleTO] OFFER: Prehistoric computer system
> From: blueboxer2@...
> To: chrisdjc4fournier@...
> As a (no kidding!) dealer in Adam computers (ca.1983) I know there is a
> demand for and interest in early computers. If Googling doesn't turn up
> yours, try looking on sites with names like "old computer museum", and
> more generic headings. If it plays games, try the AtariAge site. I'll
> forward your post to an Amiga/Commodore buddy too.
> Yes, there are folks who want you historic computer. We'll try to
> connect you.
> On 25 April 2010 14:26, Chris Fournier <chrisdjc4fournier@...>
> One complete Minolta computer operating system from early
> 90s. This was my first computer from college. Includes original
> Minolta boxes and printed
> material. I can't even Google an image of these pieces anymore.
> Could maybe use for
> prehistoric display? Art project? Novelty gift?
> Minolta PCW-3 (control unit) - monochrome
> Minolta PT-2 (daisy wheel printer)
> Minolta KY-2 (keyboard)
> Located in Brampton at Williams Pky and McLaughlin
> Normal Person: Hey, it seems that you know a lot.
> Geek: To be honest, it's due to all the surfing I do.
> Normal Person: So you go surfing?
> Normal Person: But I don't think that has anything to do with knowing a
> Geek: I think that's wrong on a fundamental level.
> Normal Person: Huh? Huh? What?