Tony Cole's Cray-1

From: Max Eskin <>
Date: Tue Apr 28 20:34:01 1998

Is the reason those old radio/phonograph boxes are not being thrown
away is that noone notice the cover and thinks it's just a pretty
dresser w/o drawers :)? Also hideaway sewing machines.
I do see many of them in thrift stores, though. It was a good idea,
to keep technology invisible. Now, it's the other way around.
Cover EVERYthing with black and beige boxes.
Of course, the System/36 (I think, maybe not) was built into a desk.
And then there were the teletypes (are the ones that are mostly used
as examples of teletypes ASR-33?), printers, etc.

>> S/360s are very rare (thousands made, maybe a dozen left).
>So the moral of the story is that manufacturers should build furniture
>into their computer systems, so when the computer is obsolete, the
>will live on as furniture. :-)
>-- Doug

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