[Coladam] misc comments about the WY group and the Eric guy in NY

shonmccallum at juno.com shonmccallum at juno.com
Wed Mar 31 20:18:25 CEST 2010


What was the name of the newsletter? I think I had at least one sample copy of the newsletter. I wonder if this is the person I purchased a whole bunch of products from but instead of getting what I ordered ended up getting other things instead. I ordered a whole bunch of CP/M 2.2 from some company around WY and instead of getting the Coleco version of the manual the user group/company  sent me a generic CP/M manual and a homemade copy of the CP/M 2.2 on disk instead of a original. The manual was kind of useless since it was not written for the ADAM. The company or user group would not accept refunds and I had to take a loss for the items I purchased. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
** I thought the guy was called Buck Rodgers and lived out around WY. I would have to dig threw my old records and newsletters to know for sure. I pray the so called Buck Rodgers guy found peace with the Lord and is in heaven with Jesus** 
At least the guy I bought from in WY did not totally rip people off, he did mail something to me even if it was not exactly what one ordered. There was an Eric Shave person out of New York that claimed to be a former Coleco employee back in the 80's. I sent him several hundred dollars for product one time and never received any products. Several other Adam dealers lost money with this so called Eric guy. Some people lost over thousand dollars trusting him.  


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  1. Re: Anyone remember Buck A. Rogers? (Joseph Oprysko)
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  3. Re: Anyone remember Buck A. Rogers? (Joe Blenkle)
  4. Re: Anyone remember Buck A. Rogers? (bob)
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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 07:22:06 -0400
From: Joseph Oprysko <joprysko1 at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Coladam] Anyone remember Buck A. Rogers?
To: Joe Blenkle <jblenkle at sacnews.net>
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Only thing I was able to find on him was this...

Need help fro info on this man:

goes by AW Rogers, WA Rogers, Buck Rogers, and Dick Brown. Last lived in
Lander WY, died there May 3, 2007. was 88 yrs old. Has daughter Mary Rogers
from TX and a son Larry Berry from TX also. They hadn't seen their dad in
over 20 yrs, so no one really knows anything about him, and what his step
son did know, has turned out to be all false info that the man gave
including he was an orphan. I can send a pic to anyone that would like to
see him


So it sounds like if there were any projects, any plans for them probably
died with him.

On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 11:46 PM, Joe Blenkle <jblenkle at sacnews.net> wrote:

> OK, I'm going to test your memories...
>
> Does anyone remember the guy named Buck A. Rogers (wonder if that was
> really his name) who operated out of Lander, Wyoming?
>
> I know he had a user group and newsletter and had a lot of hardware
> projects on the burner, most of which I don't think ever happened.
>
> But I do remember one. It was either a 3" or 3.25" disk drive. I remember
> it was an odd-size because I originally thought it was a misprint and
> thought he meant a 3.5" drive, but I asked him and it was indeed a smaller
> size.
>
> Does anyone know if any of these were actually produced...and also do you
> recall what other hardware projects he had planned?
>
> Also, does anyone out there have any copies of his newsletter?
>
> Thanks
>
> Joe B.
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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 11:06:47 -0500
From: "Jim Notini" <jnoti2 at comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [Coladam] Anyone remember Buck A. Rogers?
To: "Joe Blenkle" <jblenkle at sacnews.net>, <coladam at adamcon.org>
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As far as I can recollect, Buck A. Rogers was CON-MAN! I never dealt with 
him and never say his newsletter (if one was every published). I do recall 
back in the day that he had announced many different hardware items and 
nothing was ever released. This is actually going back before ny days at 
NIAD.

The only thing that makes sense with some of his hardware products he talked 
about was the 3.25" Floppy Disk Drive. An old member of NIAD did come across 
one of these Coleco Prototypes which installed inside of the Digital Data 
Drives and used 3.25" disks with a capacity of 256K (same as a data pack). I 
never did see it, but I did see a lot of the other items mentioned in the 
last two issues of NIAD that were published. So it is possible that Buck 
Rogers got his hands on some of these Coleco prototypes and was planning to 
reproduce them as his own creaion or simply showed these off to members of 
his group and took credit for them as well as money.

Someone like Lyle Marschand would be able to shed some more light on this 
subject as I think he had some dealings with him and probably all bad like 
everyone else experienced.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Blenkle" <jblenkle at sacnews.net>
To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 10:46 PM
Subject: [Coladam] Anyone remember Buck A. Rogers?


> OK, I'm going to test your memories...
>
> Does anyone remember the guy named Buck A. Rogers (wonder if that was 
> really his name) who operated out of Lander, Wyoming?
>
> I know he had a user group and newsletter and had a lot of hardware 
> projects on the burner, most of which I don't think ever happened.
>
> But I do remember one. It was either a 3" or 3.25" disk drive. I remember 
> it was an odd-size because I originally thought it was a misprint and 
> thought he meant a 3.5" drive, but I asked him and it was indeed a smaller 
> size.
>
> Does anyone know if any of these were actually produced...and also do you 
> recall what other hardware projects he had planned?
>
> Also, does anyone out there have any copies of his newsletter?
>
> Thanks
>
> Joe B.
> _______________________________________________
> Coladam mailing list
> Coladam at adamcon.org
> http://adamcon.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/coladam
> 




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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 16:06:16 -0800
From: "Joe Blenkle" <jblenkle at sacnews.net>
Subject: Re: [Coladam] Anyone remember Buck A. Rogers?
To: "Jim Notini" <jnoti2 at comcast.net>, <coladam at adamcon.org>
Message-ID: <2060B5F92B2B42A1B3C668B95D6D552F at sacnews>
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Well, I know the newsletter existed because I subscribed to it for 
awhile...and I'm fairly sure he released the disk drive in limited 
quantities, but I may be wrong about that. But there was a little bit of a 
buzz about it back when he announced it.

Joe B.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Notini" <jnoti2 at comcast.net>
To: "Joe Blenkle" <jblenkle at sacnews.net>; <coladam at adamcon.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: [Coladam] Anyone remember Buck A. Rogers?


> As far as I can recollect, Buck A. Rogers was CON-MAN! I never dealt with
> him and never say his newsletter (if one was every published). I do recall
> back in the day that he had announced many different hardware items and
> nothing was ever released. This is actually going back before ny days at
> NIAD.
>
> The only thing that makes sense with some of his hardware products he 
> talked
> about was the 3.25" Floppy Disk Drive. An old member of NIAD did come 
> across
> one of these Coleco Prototypes which installed inside of the Digital Data
> Drives and used 3.25" disks with a capacity of 256K (same as a data pack). 
> I
> never did see it, but I did see a lot of the other items mentioned in the
> last two issues of NIAD that were published. So it is possible that Buck
> Rogers got his hands on some of these Coleco prototypes and was planning 
> to
> reproduce them as his own creaion or simply showed these off to members of
> his group and took credit for them as well as money.
>
> Someone like Lyle Marschand would be able to shed some more light on this
> subject as I think he had some dealings with him and probably all bad like
> everyone else experienced.
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Joe Blenkle" <jblenkle at sacnews.net>
> To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
> Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 10:46 PM
> Subject: [Coladam] Anyone remember Buck A. Rogers?
>
>
>> OK, I'm going to test your memories...
>>
>> Does anyone remember the guy named Buck A. Rogers (wonder if that was
>> really his name) who operated out of Lander, Wyoming?
>>
>> I know he had a user group and newsletter and had a lot of hardware
>> projects on the burner, most of which I don't think ever happened.
>>
>> But I do remember one. It was either a 3" or 3.25" disk drive. I remember
>> it was an odd-size because I originally thought it was a misprint and
>> thought he meant a 3.5" drive, but I asked him and it was indeed a 
>> smaller
>> size.
>>
>> Does anyone know if any of these were actually produced...and also do you
>> recall what other hardware projects he had planned?
>>
>> Also, does anyone out there have any copies of his newsletter?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Joe B.
>> _______________________________________________
>> Coladam mailing list
>> Coladam at adamcon.org
>> http://adamcon.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/coladam
>>
>
>


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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 20:09:34 -0400
From: "bob" <rslopsema at sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [Coladam] Anyone remember Buck A. Rogers?
To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
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I remember the name, and YES, he had some fantastic sounding ideas - which 
never came about.   I do believe that he did produce 1 newsletter though; 
have to see if I have a copy - either that or he was in the news in other 
newsletters of the era


Subject: Re: [Coladam] Anyone remember Buck A. Rogers?


> As far as I can recollect, Buck A. Rogers was CON-MAN! I never dealt with
> him and never say his newsletter (if one was every published). I do recall
> back in the day that he had announced many different hardware items and
> nothing was ever released. This is actually going back before ny days at
> NIAD.
>
> The only thing that makes sense with some of his hardware products he 
> talked
> about was the 3.25" Floppy Disk Drive. An old member of NIAD did come 
> across
> one of these Coleco Prototypes which installed inside of the Digital Data
> Drives and used 3.25" disks with a capacity of 256K (same as a data pack). 
> I
> never did see it, but I did see a lot of the other items mentioned in the
> last two issues of NIAD that were published. So it is possible that Buck
> Rogers got his hands on some of these Coleco prototypes and was planning 
> to
> reproduce them as his own creaion or simply showed these off to members of
> his group and took credit for them as well as money.
>
> Someone like Lyle Marschand would be able to shed some more light on this
> subject as I think he had some dealings with him and probably all bad like
> everyone else experienced.



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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 19:31:53 -0800
From: "Joe Blenkle" <jblenkle at sacnews.net>
Subject: [Coladam] SW roms
To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
Message-ID: <B4FCB3B1B5F94E4081A2DFD7C08C12BA at sacnews>
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OK folks...and thanks to Jim Notini and Jim Walters for this one...

The long lost SmartWriter Rev. 81 & 84 roms can be found on my ADAM page at: http://www.sacnews.net/adamcomputer/downloads.html

Scroll down to the bottom. There is also a story on them in Issue #96 of the NIAD Newsletter.

Rev. 81 has a few new features and 84 has major bug fixes (but not the extra features)...anyone want to take a crack at merging them into a bug free version with the new features? There is also an alternate Rev. 84 but I'm not sure how it differs from the other Rev. 84.

If anyone has any additional information on these....let us hear it!!!

Joe B.


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