Famous Bill Gates Harvard ASR33 Clones!

From: John B <dylanb_at_sympatico.ca>
Date: Tue Nov 16 17:39:21 1999

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From: Chuck McManis <cmcmanis_at_mcmanis.com>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 7:29 PM
Subject: Re: Famous Bill Gates Harvard ASR33 Clones!

>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.

I don't think it really matters if Bill Gates used one. I am sure he used
many other things we all use... and possibly things we would refuse to use

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

I think it's called "fishing" for $$$

>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
Received on Tue Nov 16 1999 - 17:39:21 GMT

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