[ExI] Scanners live in vain

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Mar 1 22:17:22 UTC 2011

On 3/1/2011 12:29 PM, spike wrote:

> It
> just isn't clear to me why you wouldn't just buy something newer.  They are
> cheap enough.

Because the machine are *right here in front of me* and look perfectly 
healthy. But of course if it costs more to find extras to make them run 
(especially the Zip 100, which I only need to access once for each of my 
backup disks, to see what's on them and maybe upbackback them) than to 
buy new&better, I'll trash these. I realize that's what a good consumer 
would do. Instead, I'm wasting everyone else's time with these dull 
questions. Sorry.

Another answer: I don't (can't) drive (eyesight too fucked up), and I 
live in downtown San Antonio where all the stores are in malls tens of 
miles away beside freeways. Yes, I can buy stuff online without actually 
inspecting it, and hope for the best, but that's about it.

Damien Broderick

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