Classic Computer Rescue Squad

From: Doug Spence <>
Date: Fri Nov 7 04:26:27 1997

On Thu, 6 Nov 1997, Tim Shoppa wrote:

> Not a problem. I can get you a Nova 4 CPU+chassis, a DG terminal, a
> 6045 14" disk drive, controller, and pack, and a 9-track tape drive,
> all hooked together and running DG RDOS.

How much space would a system like this take, and what kind of power is
required to feed it? :)

> Of course, because DG Novae haven't been featured in the _LA Times_
> or the _Chicago Tribune_, nobody wants them. The instant they are
> featured, all sorts of lusers will start crawling out and insisting
> they *need* a Nova, price is no object, just like happened with my
> Altair's, IMSAI's, and Apple I's.

I'd like a Nova, but I've so far not been courageous enough to think
seriously about moving one from Vancouver to Montreal. :)

I know nothing about minis. My entire collection consists of
(generally very common) micros, and I'd almost be afraid to let a mini in
the house in case something goes wrong. (My conscience does not handle
damaging classic computer equipment well.)

> Tim. (

Doug Spence
Received on Fri Nov 07 1997 - 04:26:27 GMT

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