Vintage prices dropping on eBay?

From: Adrian Graham <>
Date: Tue Jul 25 09:25:36 2000

Not any more - the Boston Computer Museum closed in July '99 and some of it
was 'merged' with the Science Museum. I only found out when I went to the
Children's Museum, which was next to the Computer Museum.....most
disappointed I was. All it's been replaced with is a handful of multimedia
Compaqs and some iMacs. I mailed them afterwards asking what had happened
and all they could say was the collection still exists.
Helpful, that.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Withers []
> Sent: 25 July 2000 14:44
> To:
> Subject: Re: Vintage prices dropping on eBay?
> At 12:21 AM 7/25/00 -0000, you wrote:
> >> Related note: Anybody on the list know anything
> >> on DEC's first product, the Lab Module series?
> >> I'm interested in the operating principles of
> >> the things.
> >
> >You need the book _Computer Engineering: A DEC View of
> Hardware Systems
> >Design_, by C. Gordon Bell, J. Craig Mudge, and John E.
> McNamara. Out
> >of print, but usually not too hard to find.
> >
> >It's available online at
> >
> >
>But this is definitely a good book to have in one's library in dead-tree

When I was in Boston a couple of years ago I bought a copy of this book at
the BCS Computer Museum gift shop. I don't know for sure if it's new but
it certainly looks it. If someone is in the area it might be worth
checking out.


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 he will not bite you. This is the principal difference
 between a dog and a man."
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