Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Processor Technology SOL-20 Just like 1975!

As I continue to collect I am constantly amazed by the old computing machines. It has become more and more difficult to discover old computers still in the same condition they were in the mid-70's. I recently obtained a Processor Technology SOL-20, complete with Hitachi 9" monitor, original dual 5.25" external disk drives and operating manual, that looks like it has never been used. It brings back memories of Bob Marsh criss-crossing the country preaching the attributes of their new machine. He even presented it on the Today Show with Tom Snyder. The SOL-20 certainly had its own unique look and design but I think they moved too quickly into new technology before it was proven. Their Helios Hard Drive just didn't seem to be reliable and took away from their core business of just shipping hardware. It was fun dealing with Proc Tech in those days and Bob Marsh in particluar. Thanks to Ms. Marlane McGarry for taking such good care of this computer and thinking of us!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Say Hi! to my buddy Max!

The holiday season was very special as our Grandson Max visited us from Chicago.

This kid should be the spokesperson for any company wanting to introduce a new product into the marketplace. What a face! What a desposition! He could sell anything! I of course thought he would appreciate Santa Clause as he just past two years old. Not so! Santa kind of scared him a bit- but he was able to plant a very reluctant kiss on old Santa. What a display of courage! So here is my good buddy Max! Love Papa.....

My oldest son Morgan visited Max in Chicago recently and I have included some new photos of Max, Morgan and Zach....

Backside of Molokai

Maui is a very special place. It is good for the mind and soothes the soul. Molokai is located directly across from Maui and remains quite seclued and and mysterious. There are many sacred places in Molokai known only and visited only by a few natural Hawaiians. The backside of Molokai is a very special place as well. Incredible waterfalls and high mountain cliffs line the shoreline. Not too many people surf or fish the backside as the water is unpredictable and can in an instant roar and become dangerous even to larger boats. My good friends, The Baugh Family, at The Whaler, recently spent the day boating, surfing and crabbing on the back side and shared some photos with me. However, it is always nice to get home to Maui Hope you enjoy!