[Novalug] disposing of CD's - emotional support needed
rich.goodwin at cox.net
Sun Dec 7 12:08:58 EST 2008
Just came from Staples in Herndon by the Clock tower .. they have 100MB
& 250MB zipr drives on sale! So hurry! Get you decade old technology
at last years prices ($86 for 250MB drive)!! ;-)
On Thu, 2008-12-04 at 21:05 -0500, Dennis Durham wrote:
> I still have my Atari 800 with original external disk drive and
> cassette drive and four controllers (the TV I bought to go with it
> still works too). I was a database administrator at the time and I got
> the Atari teletype emulator which allowed me to link to the office (at
> 400 baud, I think. I remember how fast 1200 baud seemed when it first
> came out). It saved me a lot of 2am trips downtown when production
> failed. Uncle Sam helped pay for it all. I wrote the whole thing off
> as a business expense. :-)
> PS I have a few 100MB Zip drives if anyone needs them. ;-)
> On Dec 4, 2008, at 10:57 AM, Opus wrote:
> > Nick Danger wrote:
> >> Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
> >>> I am cleaning up stuff (re post about Pentium II). I have a whole
> >>> lot of
> >>> CD's for OLD Linux installs. Factory made Mandrakes, factory made
> >>> Redhats, etc. (I went through a number of Lineces before Ubuntu).
> >>> It is really hard to just throw these things away.
> >> It is. I still have my copies of RH back many many versions, and
> >> wish I
> >> had saved my copies of Halloween and Mothers Day (not to mention the
> >> Yggdrasil copy I paid way too much for) Its sorta little memory
> >> shelf I
> >> have in the back of the closet. I give myself a small space and I can
> >> keep whatever fits in there. :-)
> >> So lets here it, who has what CD/Floppy/Tape that they just can't
> >> dump
> >> even though it really is no good to them anymore?
> > Okay, here goes: I still have every FreeBSD CD that I ever bought from
> > Walnut Creek (are they still in business?) going back to version
> > 3.something, and I have several OpenBSD CDs, as well as two shirts
> > (one
> > with OpenBSD on it and one with OpenSSH on it). And, yes, I have Red
> > Hat
> > CDs around here somewhere, from version 6.something to version 9, and
> > even one set of RHEL CDs. Also several old versions of Knoppix, and a
> > couple of years worth of the DVDs that come with Linux Pro magazine.
> > By the way, I also have a small stack of unpunched punch cards that I
> > had left over when I finished school in 1983...
> > I keep an 8 inch floppy in my file cabinet; I pull it out just to
> > get a
> > smile from old techies once in a while.
> > Finally, I still have Commodore VIC-20, complete with game paddles and
> > tape drive!
> > Sigh.
> > --
> > Andy Anderson
> > Salisbury, MD, USA
> > http://www.slowlanecafe.com
> > "A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour."
> > - Anonymous
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