Is it time for an International Vintage Computer Association? Was: Yo

From: Marvin <>
Date: Tue Jun 27 11:48:53 2000

Jeffrey l Kaneko wrote:

/most of rant deleted

> Isn't it odd, how "True historical preservationists" always seem to
> have the *deepest* pockets?

Isn't it also odd how the people with these "deep pockets" also seem to get
a lot accomplished? You might want to look at that correlation and see what
it means.

> *afford*. You're damned f'ing right I want to pay 'as little as
> possible'.
> That's the only way I'm going to be able to stay in this . . . .
> I was priced out of stamp collecting in the 70's. I was priced out of
> numismatics in the early 80's. I'll be goddamned if I'm going to stand
> idly by, to watch this happen again.

Take a look at my prior comment. A book you might want to look at (but
probably won't) is "The Richest Man in Babylon" by George S. Clason.

> > Why else all the complaining about eBay and the prices?
> Because alot of us won't be able to participate if the prices get
> too high, or are you so wealthy that this is too difficult for you
> to comprehend?!?!

See comment #1.

> > Our goal, if I understand it correctly, is the preservation of our
> > computer technology for posterity.
> Yes. Preservation. Restoring and owning a truly historic computer is a
> worthwhile and uplifting endeavour. Unfortunately, the way things are
> going, it will soon be an endeavour for the privledged few.

See comment #1. Those "priviledged few" are generally the people that get
things done and manage their resources wisely. Personally, I would not want
someone without the ability to manage having any control over my collection.
Received on Tue Jun 27 2000 - 11:48:53 BST

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