Famous Bill Gates Harvard ASR33 Clones!

From: Chuck McManis <cmcmanis_at_mcmanis.com>
Date: Tue Nov 16 18:27:46 1999

At 06:43 PM 11/16/99 -0500, Dennis Aruta wrote:
> Thanks to all that have an interest in my 3 ASR33's with tape readers
>Since Bill Gates used one in his Dorm Room as an incentive to
>Microsoft, I have decided not to reply to the Firm offers I have received,
>but to place these machines on EBAY for Auction to establish the actual

        #1 it is unclear if Bill Gates *ever* had an ASR33 in his
        Dorm room, that stupid and largely inaccurate TNT movie
        not withstanding.

        #2 it is unkind to misstate one's intentions, especially
        to such a large group.

Next time please write:

        I'm going to try to squeeze every penny I can out of these
        priceless historical pieces, even if it means melting them
        down for their copper content.

Rather than insinuate that you actually care whether or not the person who
gets them will preserve them or not.

I don't believe there is anything "Wrong" with being cash greedy and
history foolish if you are honest about it.(look at all the money that was
made selling Egyption pyramid artifacts for their gold content!) Just
don't stop by this list and pretend you want them to go to a preservationist.

Received on Tue Nov 16 1999 - 18:27:46 GMT

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