[vcf-midatlantic] Need to Borrow IBM VGA CRTs for VCF East (8512, 8513, or 8514)

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Thu Feb 21 09:53:06 EST 2019


>> I will check when I get home, but I think the answer is yes, I've got
two 8512s.  One of them is actually from VCF's collection which I have
to return
anyway - if Evan is ok with you borrowing it first.

Yes

On Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 9:20 AM Jameel Akari via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Feb 2019, J. Alexander Jacocks via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>
> > All,
> >
> > Does anyone have 2 IBM PS/2 VGA CRTs (8512, 8513, or 8514) that I could
> > borrow to use with my exhibit for VCF East?  I could also use 1 Model M,
> as
>
> I will check when I get home, but I think the answer is yes, I've got two
> 8512s.  One of them is actually from VCF's collection which I have to
> return anyway - if Evan is ok with you borrowing it first.
>
> The other is mine that I'd be happy to loan.
>
> The VCF collection has a number of Model Ms as well; I have one of those
> checked out with an unusual Mexico/Latin america layout which I'll bring
> back.  I can bring another one as well to loan.
>
> > I only have two, and 3 IBM two-button early PS/2 mice (like this:
> > https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IBM_PS2_hiiri.jpg)
>
> I didn't have much luck finding these for my OS/2 demo last year, but if I
> dig up a spare I'll bring it.  I fear that I trashed them back in the day
> because, face it, they're awful to actually use. ;)
>
> FWIW, I'm doing an IBM RS/6000 + AIX for teh UNIX team exhibit, and I have
> piles of various IBM parts to go with that.
>
> Also if you ever find that your exhibit setup is going /too/ easily and
> you're not sufficiently /challenged/ yet, I recommend* installing OS/2
> from floppy, or if that's not doing it for you, AIX For PS/2**. ;)
>
>
> --
> Jameel Akari
>
>
> *this is not actually recommended for anyone.  Ever.
> ** I have sick thoughts of restoring my P70 luggable just for this, but
> only once the RS6k is solidly together.
>


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