Gone, baby, gone!

by Michael Alderete on 11/5/2007 · 6 comments

Free BeBoxes On Saturday I took 13 BeBoxes to the Vintage Computer Festival in Mountain View, with the intent of offering them to passers-by, getting them out of the house and into a good home.

I spent a bit of time creating a flyer to advertise them, and packed up a kit with stapler, tape, marker, etc., so that I could put them up in good places. Then I drove 45 minutes to the Computer History Museum, where the festival was taking place.

The second person who saw the flyer said, “OK, I’ll take them.” I hadn’t even posted it yet! After 10 minutes of transferring from my car to his truck, the BeBoxes had a new home, and better prospects for being refurbished and restored to their former, if not glory, at least functionality.

Rochelle hasn’t stopped smiling since I got back with an empty car. And I have to admit, with the CRAP efforts we’ve made in the last two months, it seems like we might recover the use of our third bedroom before the end of the year. That will make us both smile!

Joe Lewis November 7, 2007 at 11:22 am

Wow, this day has finally come!!!

Dan Moore January 23, 2008 at 12:28 pm

I wish I lived in California. Do you happen to have any contact information for the person who took them? I need one replacement part for one of my 2 BeBoxes, and would really like to get some other spare parts. Thanks!

Alderete January 30, 2008 at 12:34 am

@Dan: It was Sellam Ismail, who runs “VintageTech.com”:http://www.vintagetech.com/. I don’t want to post his email, but you can find contact information at that site. Tell him I sent you!

Dan Moore January 30, 2008 at 6:42 am

I have contacted him. Thanks so much!

Alessandro April 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm

A long time ago, I’ve read this post… too late. Just today, I want to ask you: are there still some orphan BeBoxes looking for a confortable home? I would like adopt one. ;)

Alderete April 3, 2011 at 7:47 pm

@Allessandro: I’m afraid all of the BeBoxes, except one, are gone. I kept one for myself, and it’s staying here for a long time.

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