1970 computer auction

From: Hans B Pufal <hansp_at_digiweb.com>
Date: Sun Sep 12 04:42:43 1999

I am doing some research for an exhibition we are putting oon in October
and came across this nugget which I thought you all might enjoy:

In 1970, the first Parke-Bernet auction of computers is a flop. The
prestigious New York auctioneer is unable to sell used mainfrmaes: an
IBM 7070 (a million dollar machine) sells for 2$2,250; a UNIVAC Solid
State 80 computer (a $300,000 machine) sells for $485. No one will pay
%15,000 for an IBM 7094 computer which in its heyday was a $3 million

Things are a little different now....

Hans B Pufal Comprehensive Computer Catalogue
<mailto:hansp_at_digiweb.com> <http://digiweb.com/~hansp/ccc>
Received on Sun Sep 12 1999 - 04:42:43 BST

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