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From: Frank McConnell <fmc_at_reanimators.org>
Date: Wed Jul 23 01:09:25 1997

William Donzelli <william_at_ans.net> writes:
> > An HP 2100A CPU. Unfortunately it is the CPU only. No I/O, no

> If you ever want cards in the future, I would start looking now. HP
> circuit boards are COMPLETELY gold plated (even under the green coating),
> and are loved by scrappers everywhere.

Good point. If you want to see something really scary in that regard,
open up an HP 9000 series 5xx and look at the CPU boards. Those
*really* look like gold, closer to solid than plated.

I was looking (mostly for the memory) a bit more intensely a couple of
years ago, and found that 2100 parts were also in demand to keep
running systems running.

> I must agree with you here. DEC makes great stuff (mostly), but so do
> some of the other guys. Personally, I am starting to shift into the IBM
> world, as it really has been ignored by historians (other than Paul
> Pierce (who must be laughing at us weenies and our problems storing minis
> and micros) and IBM itself).

Yep. The mini world was kind of wide there for a while. I expect
some of those machines really are gone forever.

Has anyone here ever heard of a company called Digital Systems
Corporation, based somewhere in (I think) the Maryland suburbs of
Washington DC in the late 1970s, maybe into the 1980s? I worked on
something of theirs once, called a Galaxy/5. Never heard of it or
them since.

Come to think of it, there could be good reasons for that, and it
could be a good thing. Nah...we've got to keep the failures around
too -- learning from mistakes is so much better when they're someone
else's mistakes.

-Frank McConnell
Received on Wed Jul 23 1997 - 01:09:25 BST

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