Everyone here should read this.. I thought I'd seen everything.

From: Lawrence LeMay <lemay_at_cs.umn.edu>
Date: Fri Dec 3 17:49:28 1999

> >Flay somebody? We all knew these gold processing plants existed,
> >right? I'd never heard a tale of the scope, though. Even still,
> >it's clear this factory has volume. There's not enough classic
> >computer collectors in the world to rescue all those machines.
> I wonder if it is "remotely" possible to get some small set of computers
> declared "historical landmarks" with similar treatment? People should not
> have the automatic right to destroy history, or historical artifacts.
> And make that roast, then flay, slow. ;)

Well, maybe we should start a National Computer Preservation Historical
Society, and then once we have a couple hundred members (should take all
of 1 hour...) then we start sending letters to our representatives asking
them to write a bill similar to whatever empowers the people that preserve
historical buildings and landmarks.

Of course, real influence comes with a historical society that has been in
existance for many years, but of course you have to start sometime ;)

-Lawrence LeMay
Received on Fri Dec 03 1999 - 17:49:28 GMT

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