A Great Find & A Defense of E-Bay

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Jun 16 13:22:36 2000

On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, Mike Ford wrote:

> >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.
> More like oil, plenty of its down there, you just need to drill deeper. Do
> you think the stockpile of old DEC stuff John found this year is the ONLY
> one? I hope not.

Oh, I agree with you wholeheartedly, and it is what I've been trying to
impress upon whiners for a while now.

It's just that one can't expect machines from the 70s and 80s to still
always be around in the quanitites they used to be accustomed to when we
were still talking only 10-20 years ago. We've made it to the year 2000.
Time has moved on and left your memory behind.

> folds or sells etc. I am actually looking forward to some of the Apple II
> era machines I know are still hiding in industrial settings.

I guarantee you there are still plenty of PDP-8s and other goodie machines
out there. Just far fewer of them than 10 years ago.

> Morbid perhaps, but in a few years I bet a LOT of stuff worthwhile starts
> showing up in storage auctions.

Who knows, mine might be one of them :)

Sellam International Man of Intrigue and Danger
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