Made a deal to get a Vax 6000, 2 Fujitsu Supercomputers and TOPS10???

From: Aaron Christopher Finney <>
Date: Wed Nov 24 18:01:29 1999

On Wed, 24 Nov 1999, Chuck McManis wrote:

> At 03:31 PM 11/24/99 -0500, John B wrote:
> >Don't Grrr me guy! If I even tried to keep every mini I get every month my
> >wife would divorce me or we would go broke on storage costs.
> Well there is a difference between scrapping it and offering it to someone
> on the list who might be willing to take it whole and keep it running. I
> suspect that was what the "grrrring" was about. Its even ok to say, "This
> is what I think I can get from 'ebay souvenirs" and if anyone wants to
> match it they get first dibs."
> This crowd is partial to keeping things running,

To be fair, many of us don't even get one substantial mini a *year*, let
alone one (or several!) per month! I am at what appears to be the lower
end of the collecting-voracity continuum (at least for this group!), and I
still have trouble finding places to put all my stuff. And my wife is
constantly at the brink of "fed-up" with my pitiful little lot and
day-long roadtrips to pick up more "junk."

Additionally, it's a lot of work to negotiate the pickup/delivery of
large, heavy, difficult-to-ship things as well. Not everyone has the time
and energy to do that...even as a labor of love.

I applaud John for the work he puts into the restoration of the systems he
does keep and for the time and effort he puts into sharing it with others
(great web page). He obviously has an interest in classic computers that
goes beyond how much gold or aluminum is contained within.

Received on Wed Nov 24 1999 - 18:01:29 GMT

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