The Boston Diaries

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Friday, April 27, 2007

A journalistic call

From
"Malernee, Jamie" <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX>
To
<sean@conman.org>
Subject
vintage computer collecting
Date
Fri, 27 Apr 2007 10:35:25 -0500

Hi,

I'm a writer from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel working on an article about people who collect “vintage” computers as a hobby/passion. I contacted Jay West with Classiccmp.org and asked if he knew any collectors in my area. Your name came up. I would be interested in interviewing you. If you are interested, could you please forward me a phone number and a good time to call. I usually work Mon-Fri, from 9/10 a.m. to 6/7 p.m. Please include your name, age and the city you live in.

Thanks,

Jamie Malernee
Staff Writer
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
(954) XXXXXXXX
200 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

I gave her my phone number, and earlier this evening she called and we spoke for about an hour about collecting old computers, but the odd thing is—I don't really collect old computers any more, as I lack the space and the funds for running the darned things (Lake Worthless Utilties charges a premium in reselling FPL). I still like old computers, but nowadays I prefer the history of computers, and looking through old software (computer languages and operating systems especially) but that isn't really collecting computers.

She asked if I knew anyone else who collected old computers and if so, could I pass them along to her so she could interview more than one person who lives in the area and collects computers (the sad thing is—on the Classic Computer Mailing List, I'm one of only three Floridians, and the only one in South Florida), so if there's anyone else who collects older computers and lives in South Florida, let me know, and I can pass on Jamie's contact information.

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