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|"Mark Metzler wrote:
I was in WalMart last night, and I swung by the Electronics area. I was curious as to how much a replacement drive would cost me for my PC at home, which has a 17gb drive in it. They had a 80gig drive sitting on the shelf next to the surge suppressors for $70. Never mind that it comes with the software to copy everything to the new drive. So I stood there trying to do the math on what it would cost to equate that volume of storage with ST506 drives at $1995.00 a pop. My head started hurting, so I rounded the ST506 to $2000.
It would take 16,000 ST506’s to reach the memory of the drive in WalMart (again sitting on the shelf, not behind a locked cabinet).
At $2000.00 a pop, it would cost me $32,000,000.00.
Now that would have been a nice sale, but would have been stolen by Jim Scharffe or Mike Daniel.
Here is another perspective. If stacked on top of one another, they would be as tall as a 667 story building.
If from sea level, they would stack high enough to top the tallest building in Downtown Denver.
If sold with a cabinet and power supply, Josef Rabinowitz would be retired. "
|"Ohmigod! I'm reminded of when I worked for Heath Kline at Priority One Electronics in Chatsworth...and before that for Galaxy Computers in Woodland Hills when the Commodore 64 was introduced! We thought it huge compared to the Timex Sinclair...."
|"We both have been into computers since 1970's & currently own 6 OSBORNE's in working condition. Although we use DOS now, we miss cpm & how actually FAST it was compared to Windows. We miss dBase. Append as well instead of Access now. We still have data on 5 1/4" discs we need to put into the dos machines we use now.
Sorry to hear you are leaving the business - we certainly hope you find a buyer who will keep the collection intact!
Best to you & your wonderful efforts!"
Dianne & Tom - Hanover, VA
|"i have a interstate mini tv game model 1104 its still boxed and in good condition could you tell me what it could be worth"
|"I loved working at ACP and learned a lot from Dave and others. I had a crush on half the staff including his sister in repairs! And I know who sat on the copier, broke the glass and never told! PPS was a launching pad for the rest of my career. i will forever be grateful for all I learned at ACP and the great leadership Dave had. He cared so much about us and he set the example for the kind of leader I try to be."
|"Good worK! You’ve a very nice site where is possible to find interesting information. This is a great site enjoy surfing into it. Thanks for all the information you provide. Harry Carter, asmartshop"
|"It's been a long time since I first met Tom and Dave at 1310 E Edinger, and he let me root through the warehouses and buy stuff for Canada. Does Dave still have the Rolls? Does Tom still love Mexican food? Does smoky the bear crap in the woods?
These are questions I need answered"
|"Very very nice. Brings back a lot of good memories when I worked @ Friden... "
Great job. Hope to see more in the future. Wished I had kept my old Macs to contribute."
|"Really great information! Thanks!
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