Lost Treasures (was: Cray-1)

From: Max Eskin <maxeskin_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Thu Apr 30 18:01:28 1998

Well, I recall from The Secret Guide To Computers that early
Timex Sinclairs were used as doorstops at Timex (or whatever).
Some sick minded person might gut a NeXT cube and use it as a
little stool for flowers at an exhibit of abstract art ;)

>At 08:56 30-04-98 -0600, "Jeff Kaneko" <Jeff.Kaneko_at_ifrsys.com> wrote:
>>> At 17:30 29-04-98 +0000, Philip.Belben_at_powertech.co.uk wrote:
>>> >Doug:
>>> >
>>> >> Is the reason those old radio/phonograph boxes are not being
>>> >> away is that noone notice the cover and thinks it's just a pretty
> --- snippers ---
>>> There were folks who took a late-20's/early 30's radio which was
built into
>>> a beautiful wooden cabinet and turned it into a piece of furniture
>>> gutting it. Then there were the late 40's and early 50's TV cabinets
>>> met the same fate. At least I've rescued several of each of these
kinds of
>>> receivers for my collection.
>>Then there was this girl I was dating while I lived in Baltimore in
>>the early 80's. Her dad had a vintage (early 20th cent.)'magneto'
>>(u-crank-it) telephone he mounted on the wall in their basement as a
>>conversation piece. He felt it was 'too heavy' so before mounting
>>it he gutted the thing. So many historic relics have been destroyed
>>in the name of 'interior decoration'.
>Some people have no clue. But in retrospect to that statement, those
>are probably not technically oriented like we are so there is no
>of anything's actual worth as a technological collectable.
>Thankfully, the metal/plastic boxes our old computers were made with
>virtually no value as 'interior decorations' (yet). However, there
could be
>exceptions for maybe a couple of models. I recall some list members
>had commented upon some as being rather attractive in appearance. I
>come across those yet.

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