Made a deal to get a Vax 6000, 2 Fujitsu Supercomputers andTOPS10???

From: John B <>
Date: Thu Nov 25 07:41:22 1999

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From: Aaron Christopher Finney <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: Made a deal to get a Vax 6000, 2 Fujitsu Supercomputers

>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
>> >wife would divorce me or we would go broke on storage costs.
>> Well there is a difference between scrapping it and offering it to
>> 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.

Thanks Aaron. I will continue to post lists of boards and minis as I get
them in the hope people here can restore a unit they might have.

Received on Thu Nov 25 1999 - 07:41:22 GMT

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