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Ed here. Tom (Thomas) and I started All Things DOS many years ago. To be honest it was Tom’s idea he was the heart and soul while I was the technical guy. Tom was the keeper of all the toys. My job was to fix things and put them together. For the last couple of years Tom has been in and out of the hospital and All Things DOS has kind of fallen by the wayside.
In March Tom last his fight and passed from this life into the next. As his partner in All Things DOS Tom left all the computer equipment to me. Over the last couple of months, I’ve been pondering on what to do with All Things DOS. I hate to give it up since it was so important to Tom.
Maybe a little background is needed here. Tom and I went to kindergarten together we’ve been like brothers most of our lives. While I went into the technical aspect of computing i.e. I was the one who built and fixed them, the hardware guru. Tom went the soft route programming and playing with them. That’s part of why we made a great team I would fix them while Tom would play with them. Without Tom I’m just a hardware geek. I was never much of a gamer and yes, I know some programming most of my experience was in machine code.
That brings me back to my original question what to do about All Things DOS. I love Tom, he was the brother I never had. All Things DOS was Tom’s idea, his baby and his pride and joy. I can’t just let it die with Tom. Currently most of the computers are with Tom’s wife, Kris hundreds of miles from where I live. I have some equipment A few early Mac and Apple Protects a couple XT and AT compatible computers but not really anything much to talk about.
Shortly I will be making a trip to visit Kris so I can bring everything home with me. At that time, I will start going through everything with a fine-tooth comb. At that time, I will start posting technical information, detail photos, etc. Until then All Things DOS is in a holding pattern. Just give us a couple of months and All Things DOS will be back up and running with a more technical feel.
If there is a collector out there with their own systems interested in taking over the gaming, programmer, software side of All Things DOS I would love to hear from you. I’m NOT going to give up Tom’s equipment but I do need someone that can take over Tom’s expertise.