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

Joe Blenkle jblenkle at sacnews.net
Thu Apr 1 02:19:32 CEST 2010


I can't remember the name of the newsletter. It might be mentioned in one of 
the issues of ECN I have online. I know Buck Rogers was mentioned in them 
several times. And if I remember correctly...and as legend has it...his 
newsletter wasn't photocopied. He had about 10 ADAM's he used to print out 
individual copies on the ADAM's printer. At least that's the way I recall 
it...but that's been  a very long time ago and I often forget why I'm 
walking from one side of the room to the other...

I don't recall hearing anyone ripped off by Buck Rogers. I recall discussing 
him with Darrell Sage and Darrell never said anything bad about him. I think 
he contributed several articles or product reviews to Darrell's newsletter. 
We always speculated that he was a hermit-like character living on the top 
of a mountain.

Joe B.

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


> 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)
>  2. Re: Anyone remember Buck A. Rogers? (Jim Notini)
>  3. Re: Anyone remember Buck A. Rogers? (Joe Blenkle)
>  4. Re: Anyone remember Buck A. Rogers? (bob)
>  5. SW roms (Joe Blenkle)
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> 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>
> Cc: coladam at adamcon.org
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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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>
>
>
>
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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>
> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
> reply-type=original
>
> 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.
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> 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>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> 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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