AS400 saved from dumpster (apparently)

From: Jay West <>
Date: Fri Sep 3 13:23:55 1999

<ROTFLOL> Hey, I think we're on to something here!

Perhaps this new strategy should be includedin the Collectors Guide

In addition, I think one could choose where to place the dumpster
strategicly, like right next to a company I know that has a decked out
PDP-11/40 system in storage that I can't get them to let go of... :)

Jay West
-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Strickland <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Friday, September 03, 1999 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: AS400 saved from dumpster (apparently)

>> This suggests perhaps a hunting theory;
>> Put out a big dumpster that says "COMPUTER EQUIPMENT ONLY"
>> and set up a small blind perhaps 45' away ( you don't want
>> to scare the prey ) then have it manned round the clock by
>> collector/volunteers watching. As soon as a truck pulls up
>> you swoop down and rescue the gear. You might need some
>> decoys so maybe a keyboard and an old terminal in a box
>> next to the dumpster would help.
>> --Chuck
>*laugh* Might want to put a fairly thick cushion of foam rubber inside it,
>in case the quarrey is fast enough to get the machine into the dumpster
>being pounced. (and to save cash, since once it's in your dumpster it's
>Jim Strickland
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