Re: [SWCollect] Data or Packaging...which is more valuable?

2001-07-05 Thread Jim Leonard
-Original Message- From: Jim Leonard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 3:08 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Data or Packaging...which is more valuable? Hugh Falk wrote: A large majority of them are uncracked. Most of the C-64 (and later

[SWCollect] Data or Packaging...which is more valuable?

2001-07-03 Thread Hugh Falk
Both of you make excellent points. I tend to side more with Pedro. In the long run, the packaging is more valuable to a collector. However, Jim is also right...the data is very valuable to preserve. The difference is that once the data is preserved (copied onto other media) it is no longer a

Re: [SWCollect] Data or Packaging...which is more valuable?

2001-07-03 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Hugh Falk boldly stated: So there are two types of people here: Collectors (represented by Pedro) and Data Preservationists (represented by Jim). Both are noble causes that can keep you busy for a long time. I don't know about DOS games, but just about every Apple game is already available on

Re: [SWCollect] Data or Packaging...which is more valuable?

2001-07-03 Thread Jim Leonard
Lee K. Seitz wrote: Hugh Falk boldly stated: So there are two types of people here: Collectors (represented by Pedro) and Data Preservationists (represented by Jim). Both are noble causes that can keep you busy for a long time. I don't know about DOS games, but just about every

Re: [SWCollect] Data or Packaging...which is more valuable?

2001-07-03 Thread Jim Leonard
Hugh Falk wrote: A large majority of them are uncracked. Most of the C-64 (and later) stuff I've seen is cracked...but not Apple. Now, or earlier? I went bonkers when I discovered Asimov, and the 150 or so images I tested out were at least 90-95% cracked. Maybe I got lucky... or maybe

RE: [SWCollect] Data or Packaging...which is more valuable?

2001-07-03 Thread Hugh Falk
The DVD project sounds awesome...please let me know more! Hugh -Original Message- From: Jim Leonard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 3:08 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Data or Packaging...which is more valuable? Hugh Falk wrote: A large

Re: [SWCollect] Data or Packaging...which is more valuable?

2001-07-03 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Jim Leonard boldly stated: ..unless those archives go away. I have mirrored as much as Asimov as I can, but it won't be around forever... Now that's a scary thought. Life without Asimov, etc. A few years ago, I took advantage of the fast connection and a new CD-ROM burner at work to make a