RANT Re: PDP-8 on e-bay

From: Lawrence LeMay <lemay_at_cs.umn.edu>
Date: Wed Jan 20 17:28:52 1999

> >Hmm.. Now maybe someone will finally offer me some serious cash for a
> >Sun 1/100U ... Only about 700 were ever made, before Sun Microsystems
> >started making the Sun 2 series...
> Easily as much as an Altair of today in 5 years or so. In spite of their
> being second (I know I worked their nearly 10 years) they are "perceived"
> as being the inventor of the workstation. (Apollo had that distinction)
> They certainly made more money of UNIX systems than any other company in
> history. Given their current influence in the sphere of the Internet and
> the impact of the Internet on society and the number of engineers who "cut
> their teeth" on Sun machines who will be flush with cash, it would not
> suprise me in the least if you could get $10,000 for it in 5 to 7 years.
> (Others might tell you that selling it for more than $50 + postage is a
> crime against nature but don't listen to 'em)

Hmm, looks like now I need to buy some sort of cloth covering for these,
since they're become too valuable. My Teraks arent suddenly worth gold
too, are they? (even though they were very historically significant).

-Lawrence LeMay
Received on Wed Jan 20 1999 - 17:28:52 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:32:07 BST