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Ron Anders20-Nov-21 15:04
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Rich Shealer22-Nov-21 4:20
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I do understand. These days I try to hoard only simulations and PDFs.

I used to have a lot of stuff in my office. Computer and calculator related things covering about 30 years, mid-1970's through 2008. We lived in a row house and a kid two doors down was playing with matches the Monday afternoon before Thanksgiving 2008.

Took out seven homes. The brick firewall between houses helped a lot, but the rear building extensions over the last hundred years did not extend them so the back of the houses burned hot. For us my office took the brunt of it along with my little personal museum. Family pictures were in the front of the house and were undamaged and that was more important.

It became was an exercise in downsizing. For a while it seemed like I was always needing something that I lost. Now not as much. Been about 10 years since I needed an 16-bit ISA 3Com card.

What I really miss is the technical documentation and software I had of some old equipment. Specifically for 1970's and early 80's Canon computers. I was working with a guy that had one of the first computers I worked with and helped fill in some of the gaps from my memory. If I still had those bookshelves I could have provided it to Archive.org.

I've managed to hoard less since then. Yesterday I was looking at a Healthkit Microprocessor trainer on eBay. I talked myself out of it because I knew probably wouldn't get to spend much time with it. It would collect dust.
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