Well, not only did he do it (using the original hard drive and a parallel cable), he was able to take a couple of additional decomissioned COMPAQ notebooks (another LTE 5250 and an LTE 5300) and cobble together a 802.11b wireless-enabled Windows 98 laptop. It even runs an NES emulator for those late night Zelda parties. ;-)
Well, I'm a TEUNC of my word. He's earned it!
Edit, 08:40 CST Mon 10 Nov 2008: Cross-posted from teunc...
Thus is fulfilled the prophecy of one mo' leeter than banazir.