Dell "Oldest PC" winner on zdnet

From: Alex Knight <>
Date: Fri Aug 20 14:25:58 1999


I stumbled across the following link on the zdnet web site
about a lawyer with a MITS Altair 8800b who was awarded
Dell's prize in a contest for the "oldest working PC" :,4586,2317770,00.html

The computer is going to a museum, and Dell gave
him a new computer.

There's also a message board attached to the article, and
the first entry is from another lawyer who said that he
had had a HP9830 that he had used for legal stuff before
the Altair came out (well, he didn't name the 9830 specifically,
but it couldn't have been anything else from HP in 1972).

I thought some of ya'll might be interested ...

Don't flame me, flame Dell & zdnet ;-) ;-) ;-)



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