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RE: [midatlanticretro] Re: Minolta PCW-3 that needs rescuing

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  • Jim Kalin
    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
    Message 1 of 3 , May 15, 2010
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      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.




      From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com [mailto:midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of ExSlyder
      Sent: Friday, May 14, 2010 4:49 PM
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [midatlanticretro] Re: Minolta PCW-3 that needs rescuing



      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 midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, 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,
      > Canada.
      > 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
      > Reply
      > |
      > 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.
      > Chris
      > 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@...>
      > wrote:
      > 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?
      > Includes:
      > Minolta PCW-3 (control unit) - monochrome
      > Minolta PT-2 (daisy wheel printer)
      > Minolta KY-2 (keyboard)
      > Located in Brampton at Williams Pky and McLaughlin
      > cheers.
      > --
      > 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
      > lot...
      > Geek: I think that's wrong on a fundamental level.
      > Normal Person: Huh? Huh? What?

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