[rescue] FTP site for archive of _all_ old platforms on
Geoffrey S. Mendelson
gsm at mendelson.com
Sun Jun 17 01:23:36 CDT 2007
On Sat, Jun 16, 2007 at 08:49:04PM -0700, Scott Quinn wrote:
> CD-ROMs can have dd-images made, and paper tape also has various
> archiving systems (look at the PDP-8 and -11 emulator pages).
You just have to be careful of your tools. I used a program called
Teledisk to archive all of my 3b2 software floppies around 1995.
Not only won't it run on a modern computer, but the company that released
it is long gone. There was a program designed to convert teledisk images
to DD type files, but I don't think it ever really worked. (Someone
correct me if I'm wrong).
There's not of much chance for me to test it anyway, I gave away the 3b2's
when I moved here, and the person I gave them to became ill and never
could use them. I offered them here to anyone who wanted to pick
them up, I don't know if they ever were, but my friend died and
I've lost touch with his widow. :-(
If someone reading this has an 80286 PC with MS/DOS and a 1.2m floppy
drive, 720k blanks, and a 3b2, I can send them an image or two to
try. Or I can send them the whole collection, it was about 25m.
BTW, if anyone needs older Mac systems, contact me offlist. I can help
you (but I don't want Apple coming after me).
I also have a bunch of old Mac software, but am missing AppleWorks 5
and 6 for 680x0. I have them for PPC.
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