SOL feeding frenzy?

From: Hans Franke <>
Date: Tue Dec 15 15:57:05 1998

Doug Yowza:

> <FontFamily><param>Arial</param>On Tue, 15 Dec 1998, John Foust wrote:<FontFamily><param>Courier</param>

<color><param>7F00,0000,0000</param>> > What's next, purity tests and monthly check-ups to insure that

> > everyone's mind and body are innocent enough to own and sell

> > old computers?

> That's an idea. Do you think there's a greed gene we could test for?

> The point was that there's more than one motivation for selling something,

> and money alone isn't always it. Offering a computer to this list

> when a more efficient market is known implies to me that money is not

> the prime motivator, so if the seller has something else in mind,

> shouldn't steps be taken to ensure that those wishes are honored?

</color>Or at least to give the fellows a first shoot.

<color><param>7F00,0000,0000</param>> > If some Microsoft millionaire wants to pay stupid prices for

> > old junk, what'ya gonna do, resort to vigilante indoctrination

> > until they're willing to waste weekends searching thrift stores?

> > There's no use getting upset about the right edge of the bell

> > curve of Altair prices.

> I have no problem with high prices being paid, but I have problems with

> high prices being *publicized* because it directly affects me and the

> hobby in a negative way.

</color>Only because some people think this is a measurement _and_

other collectors are willing to pay higher prices as they

where before.

<color><param>7F00,0000,0000</param>> But this isn't a rant about prices, it's about expectations of behavior in

> this "community." We can no longer assume that everybody on this list is

> interested in the preservation of old computers, so it doesn't make sense

> to offer "special" deals here with the expectation that the machines will

> get "special" treatment.

<color><param>0000,0000,8000</param>Gut gebruellt Loewe, but whats a 'good' member and whats not ?

Do you want to set up a second list with 'invitation only'

sign at the front desk ? This would just keep newbees (people

born later than 1968like almost half the people here I guess)

out and then ?

I just assume everybody here has the same (or at least similar)

motivation and feeling toward the ol'metal as me - until proved




Ich denke, also bin ich, also gut
Received on Tue Dec 15 1998 - 15:57:05 GMT

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