Minis not "trendy" enough. (was:RSTS/E Manuals)

From: Scott Walde <>
Date: Tue Jul 22 10:19:38 1997

On Tue, 22 Jul 1997, Tim Shoppa wrote:

> Yet if I make
> a mention that I have a front-panel IMSAI I get hundreds of emails
> from collectors and pseudo-collectors-wannabes who would bend over backwards
> to pay me good money for it. Are the only machines that
> people collect trendy micros that have been featured in the "collectible"
> column of the _LA Times_ and the like? Are classic minis, including PDP-11's
> and DG mini's only items for the junk heap? (Outside the efforts of
> me, Jeff Shirley, and a couple heroic folks in Rhode Island, that is?)

I can't speak for everyone, but for some of us the problem isn't that
PDP-11's aren't "trendy" enough, the problem is space. I would love to
have some classic minis, but I'm having a hard enough time storing (and
moving twice in the past 7 months) my collection of 30-odd micros. So...
If anyone is willing to give me free storage space in the Saskatoon area,
I'll drive down to BC and pick up a few of your minis you want to give
away! (And yes, I'll take an IMSAI too.)

> Tim.

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