OT: Value/money making (was Re: SOL feeding frenzy?)

From: Marvin <marvin_at_rain.org>
Date: Wed Dec 16 16:25:48 1998

Tony Duell wrote:
> >
> > At 07:00 PM 12/15/98 -0600, Doug wrote:
> > >However, if money isn't the main goal, there are alternatives that work.
> > >Following your reasoning, all of the museums would be empty.
> >
> On the other hand, and I think this is the point you're making, when a
> 'collector' takes on a non-working machine, he does not intend to repair
> it. He just wants something to look nice :-(.

Good think you did put "intend" in the sentence. In the case of a lot of
the machines I have, it would be great to be able to *know* they are all in
good shape and running. But being realistic for the moment, it would be
close to impossible given the number of machines, the available time, and my
other interests (I was just elected president of the local amateur radio
club among others) to be able to devote enough time to insure they are
workable. As such, my main goal is to save many of these older systems from
hitting the local dump (an IBM 5110 comes to mind where I was too late.)
Received on Wed Dec 16 1998 - 16:25:48 GMT

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