From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Fri Feb 20 09:39:13 1998

Captain Napalm <spc_at_armigeron.com> wrote:
> I attended an auction at Florida Atlantic University last year, hoping to
>pick up some nice computer equipment. There were a stack of HPs (68k based
>ones) for sale (that I had actually used years before at the university) in
>one pallet, the monitors were in another, and the keyboards in yet a third
>(my first complaint about the auction - the people running it didn't know
>the first thing about anything they were selling).

Sounds like the University of Wisconsin-Madison surplus sale, too.
In their zeal to sell, they separate all the systems: main units over
here, keyboards in that pile, monitors over there, software and docs
to the wind. So stupid. It if looks like a PC, it must be a PC.

And then the stuff they throw out because they don't understand it...
one day I picked up several $1500 video printers in the dumpster,
still working. A bunch of janitors promoted by the Peter Principle.

And this is just the dregs! So much property simply disappears before
it runs through the cloaca of UW-Surplus. My tax dollars at work.
State and UW employees get in early, too. Gads.

- John
Jefferson Computer Museum <http://www.threedee.com/jcm>
Received on Fri Feb 20 1998 - 09:39:13 GMT

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