LET'S RESOLVE THIS ISSUE was (Re: Made a deal to get a Vax 6000,2 Fujitsu Supercomputers and TOPS10???)

From: Rodrigo Ventura <yoda_at_isr.ist.utl.pt>
Date: Thu Nov 25 02:57:40 1999

        You sound like someone who burns paintings just because you
don't have space to store them, regardless from being priceless
Picasso's... It's not very hard to understand the following facts:
        - the majority of this list subscribers are collectors, which
means that they like collecting certain stuff.
        - everyone understands the difference between "storing" and
"collecting". It's impossible to prevent all minis from the planet
from being destroyed -- store all obsolete minis. However, collectors
are available to save a necessarily small percentage from destruction,
by collecting them. They do this because they *love* it.
        - the average storage capacity of collectors is usually not
very high. Not everyone is able to own a VAX, and those who are, can't
hold more than 1-2 of such machines. Now compare this storage capacity
with the rate you get minis (you said about 40-50 a year).
        - you can't expect to come here saying "I crush 40 minis a
year" without people becoming upset. I guess it breaks the heart of
every collector (at least it breaks mine...).


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