FWD: Large computer in the UK...

From: Philip.Belben_at_pgen.com <(Philip.Belben_at_pgen.com)>
Date: Wed Jan 6 11:05:52 1999

> Well, it is better than seeing the thing go to scrap! Most of us on this
Well said! Hear, Hear!

> list can say they are microcomputer collectors, maybe a third can say
> are mini or workstation collectors, a few of us can say we are mainframe
> collectors, but I do not think anyone can claim to be a supercomputer
> collector yet!
AFAIK, Tony Duell has that honour, though his supercomputer (a DAP from
1989) is somewhat smaller - a largish desk-side IIRC.

Tony, now your DAP is 10 years old, how about telling the list some more
about it.


PS In the UK, you need an LGV (light goods vehicle) driving licence for
anything above 3.5 tons unladen, and an HGV driving licence for anything
above 7.5 tons. Anyone know what you could put in a 3 ton truck? My own
truck, 0.9 tons unladen, can carry 0.5 tons payload, but I imagine the
ratio has improved since the 1940s... On the other hand, I know someone
who is an HGV driving instructor so if these opportunities are going to
come up, perhaps I should ask him for a few lessons...

Received on Wed Jan 06 1999 - 11:05:52 GMT

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