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by Dave_K.
08 Apr 2019, 22:02
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB: IBM 3279 Terminal (not the keyboard!)
Replies: 0
Views: 424

WTB: IBM 3279 Terminal (not the keyboard!)

Hi, By any chance would you beamspring loving folks have stumbled across a 3279 keyboard and attached to it was this huge ugly black boat anchor of a monitor, and thought to yourself how you are going to junk the monitor? Yeah I'm sure most internet sales would not include the monitor, but in the of...
by Dave_K.
21 Dec 2018, 18:35
Forum: For sale
Topic: Blue Selectric I keyset for IBM Beamspring boards
Replies: 45
Views: 4396

All I know is that I just bought a selectric for $50 and I'm pumped. I'll pretend the keycaps are green, RGB backlit, and the caps massage my tired fingers. I'll save the remainder of my paypal balance for things that really matter in life (like video game skins). I just did this exact thing last m...
by Dave_K.
19 Dec 2018, 19:21
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5100 Portable Computer, APL/BASIC
Replies: 24
Views: 5992

First, what an awesome restoration thread! This kind of project would inspire me to also learn APL. :) Do you have all the equipment to do this? (Side-note: I acquired the contents of an S100 engineer's lab and have a metric-f-ton of S100 computers/cards/8" floppies/docs/etc that I need to re-home) ...
by Dave_K.
19 Dec 2018, 19:04
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM beam spring and vintage computing prices in general - speculators?
Replies: 23
Views: 6389

Correct me if I am wrong but aren't you burning money on items which will be a nightmare to sell if you ever want to get rid of them if and when this community declines and the bubble is deflated? I think this sums up the OP's question, when will the bubble burst? Being a long time collector in the...
by Dave_K.
19 Dec 2018, 18:41
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Xerox 6085 keyboard and mouse (and monitor too)
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Cool computer! Unfortunately you just missed this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Rare-Xerox-Docutech-JD-2-Keyboard-with-Optical-Mouse-Alps-SKCM-Green-/173669587217?hash=item286f839911%3Ag%3ADEoAAOSwkfxcAnKj&nma=true&si=Sm3CrIJJfEKRjTjrkMKG6e82Ogs%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675....
by Dave_K.
19 Dec 2018, 17:59
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Selectric I Typewriter w/ Blue Keycaps
Replies: 12
Views: 3385

Shiny blue keys mixed with flat black keys on the 3278 keyboard look inconsistent to my eye, although the blue keys are indeed cool. Regarding rarity of selectrics, no they are not rare, but the blue key ones certainly are (even op says so) and are in demand (I'd certainly like to find one). Really ...

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