Question for you 'big iron' collectors

From: Paul Braun <>
Date: Thu Dec 30 07:23:54 1999

I've been following the list for about a year and a half now and I'm
curious -- you guys (both genders) that have the room and the
know-how to run the big stuff -- what do you do with them? I guess
I'm not that familiar with non-business apps for minis and I'm just
curious what someone using a PDP at home would do with it?

Do you just write code for the sheer challenge of writing code?
Have you written real-world apps? Is it just nostalgia? Or do you
keep them running purely for historical reasons and don't have any
practical day-to-day use for them?

It just fascinates me that there are so many of you who run these
beasts and I'd just like to know why.


Paul Braun
NerdWare -- The History of the PC and the Nerds who brought it to you.
Received on Thu Dec 30 1999 - 07:23:54 GMT

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