A Great Find & A Defense of E-Bay

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Jun 16 11:13:25 2000

On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, William Donzelli wrote:

> > I've noticed that as well, including old computers as well. What I have
> > hard and seen is that most of it is being just thrown into the landfills
> > because people at large think there is NO value to the stuff.
> I don't think its going into landfills, but is getting recycled. Many
> more electronics/high-tech companies these days have contracts with
> recyclers, so less goes home with the employees.
> I too have noticed a drop in the number of interesting computer things at
> the fests, but I am chalking that up to the idea that the classic minis
> and micros are past their "take to the hamfest" portion of their
> lifecycle, and now in the :few survivors still in garages" portion. We seem
> now to have XTs and ATs taking their spot at the fests. In time they will
> get scarce, replaced by 386s, 486s, G3s, SPARCstations*, then Pentiums,
> Ultras, etc..

I think the concept we are dealing with here is the supply of something
simply running out. There were only so many vintage computers ever sold.
They don't grow them anymore.

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