computer sales -- now only on e-bay???

From: Joe <>
Date: Thu Jan 1 02:55:15 1998

At 03:33 PM 5/20/02 -0600, Dick wrote:
>Well ... people who REALLY want to see an old-time (REAL) machine can always
>go to a local junk yard and see the rusting hulks in the yard. They hang
>around a long time because it's so unprofitable to disassemble the racks,
>since there are mixes of plastics, aluminum, and steel, which means labor's
>required to make 'em useful. They're not terribly exciting to watch, since
>they don't show much evidence of the stuff going on inside.

   I make a point of looking at the back of as many PCs as possible. I find lots of intersting stuff just by looking for unusual connectors. I picked up a dual head Number Nine video card, HP-IB card and three data acquisition cards in the past week by doing that.

   Speaking of rusting hulks, Mike was here and spotted two OLD!!!! Bendix computers at one place that we visited. He's going to try buy them. I don't know what they are but they have paper tape readers and a programmers panels on them.


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