[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: A blast from the past

Try selling it on ebay. Really. Or try putting an add in the Braille forum (ACB) the Monitor (NFB) or Ziegler. Someone out there wants them as they always have want ads for them.


At 08:50 AM 11/21/2005, you wrote:

Hi all,

Sorry for sending yet another OT post, but I have a situation that I thought folks from this list might be able to help with.

Last night my husband was working out in the garage, and stumbled upon the old Perkins Brailler that my parents bought me when I was just starting school. I have to say, these things are truly amazing, and could almost convince one to become a Ludite. They're built like tanks! I've had mine for over thirty-five years, and it still works as well as it did the day I got it! Now i can't think of *anything you could buy today that would last that long. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't really want to trade in my PC or Pacmate and go back to the old days, but I think we really lost something when we traded in durability and longevity for a throw-away culture.

Anyway, my little musings aside, I don't want this thing to just go into a land-fill somewhere, but I'm honestly not sure I'd ever use it again. Does anyone know someone or someplace that might actually have a use for it?
Thanks,
Donna

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