Old stuff from Usenet
Just digging up old traces from early internet. Unfortunately Google gobbled up Usenet and makes it hard to find, but one can use Google Groups Advance Search to try.
Computers used to be expensive
From: Chris.Wopat@njackn.uucp (Chris Wopat) Sender: FredGate@njackn.uucp Path: sparky!uunet!spool.mu.edu!uwm.edu!daffy!uwvax!gorgon!fullfeed!njackn!FredGate Newsgroups: misc.forsale.computers Subject: . Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 11 Jan 93 14:13:20 CST Lines: 6 I have a 386dx-25mhz Motherboard for sale. It has 4meg of 1x9x70ns (3 chip) RAM, AMI Bios. $235 obo! I would consider trade for a svga monitor.. --Chris Wopat * Origin: NineJackNine (1:121/99)
Video game collecting in the 90s
- 1995-12-08 rec.games.video.sega. Websites listing what games existed didn't exist yet.
From: email@example.com (Greg Hundt) Subject: Sega Master System info needed! Date: 1995/12/08 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org>#1/1 X-Deja-AN: 121512720 organization: 7th Dimension content-type: Text/Plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 mime-version: 1.0 newsgroups: rec.games.video.sega Hi there, Ive had a sega master system since it first came out, and for the past few years, it has sorta been sitting around. I Turned it on for the hell of it and it works great. Anyhow, What I am wondering is if anyone has any of the 3-d games for it. Ive got the glasses, they work fine. Im not sure what games they made for 3d, but ive got Missile defense, Space harrier, maze hunter, and zaxxon. If anyones got games other than these, please let me know! I want em. also, if anyone knows any tricks for the following games, itd be great: Wonder Boy Space Harrier 3-d Trans-Bot Fantasy Zone Phantasy star thanks!
Chris Wopat email@example.com
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (C. Wopat) Subject: WANTED: Sega Master System Games Date: 1997/06/11 Message-ID: <email@example.com>#1/1 X-Deja-AN: 247592060 Newsgroups: rec.games.video.sega Im looking for LOADS of SMS games. Here are a few specifically: Penguin Land Fantasy Zone II Black Belt (brainfart) Anyway, if you have, or know of someone with Master System games for sale, please EMAIL ME! thanks.. --Chris Wopat firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.crud.com/falz http://www.inxpress.net/~falz http://www.inxpress.net/~falz/alien (take your pick)
Selling collectibles on the early-ish internet
- 1995-12-27 rec.games.trading-cards.marketplace.misc. This was related to a store in Madison WI originally called The Dark Side, later re-branded to the Seventh Dimension.
From: email@example.com (Seventh) Subject: Check it out! Collectible Card Games Sale/Web Page Date: 1995/12/27 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org>#1/1 X-Deja-AN: 122982126 organization: 7th Dimension content-type: Text/Plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 mime-version: 1.0 newsgroups: rec.games.trading-cards.marketplace.misc Hey! we're a shoppe in Madison, WI, and are spreading out onto the internet. Check out our web page at http://www.execpc.com/~seventh We've got some great deals on Doomtrooper, Star Trek, Star Wars, Magic, etc! along with some other crazy stuff.. see ya! Chris Wopat
From: email@example.com (seventh) Subject: Star Wars collectibles! http://www.execpc.com/~seventh Date: 1995/12/29 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org>#1/1 X-Deja-AN: 123172813 organization: 7th Dimension content-type: Text/Plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 mime-version: 1.0 newsgroups: rec.arts.sf.starwars.misc Hey, Star Wars fans! We've got tons of the OLD and NEW star wars collectibles, and some other crazy stuff. check us out! http://www.execpc.com/~seventh email@example.com --Chris Wopat
I never found a copy of Xenix/286
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (C. Wopat) Subject: Need a copy of Xenix/286! Date: 1997/01/05 Message-ID: <email@example.com>#1/1 X-Deja-AN: 207799813 content-type: Text/Plain; charset=US-ASCII mime-version: 1.0 newsgroups: comp.unix.xenix.sco
I need to get a copy of Xenix/286, to expirement with on some old hardware. If anyone has a copy, or knows where i can get one, please send me email! Thanks. Chris Wopat firstname.lastname@example.org
Someone replied to this two years later
From: Eugen Mezei <me...@hrz1.hrz.tu-darmstadt.de> Subject: Re: I need XENIX/286! Date: 1999/05/15 Message-ID: <373CE240.54324FBE@hrz1.hrz.tu-darmstadt.de>#1/1 X-Deja-AN: 478041546 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit References: <email@example.com> To: "C. Wopat" <fa...@inxpress.net> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Organization: Technische Universitaet Darmstadt Mime-Version: 1.0 Newsgroups: comp.unix.xenix.misc To me too please! Eugen C. Wopat schrieb: > I need a copy of Xenix/286 to expirement with some old hardware. If anyone has > a copy, or knows where I can get one, please send me email! thanks. > > Chris Wopat > fa...@inxpress.net