Evil Lurker Won, Gets His Parts

From: Douglas Quebbeman <dhquebbeman_at_theestopinalgroup.com>
Date: Tue Jun 27 16:08:59 2000

> At 03:13 PM 6/27/00 -0400, Douglas Quebbeman wrote:
> >Chuck was right about the guy that won the bid on
> >the MicroPDP-11/73... the buyer's name is Chris
> >Hoaglin, and all he is interested in is f*cking
> >up a working computer to end up with parts he
> >can sell to fund his greedy little schemes. He
> >wants the backplane and all the cards. I wish the
> >seller would have said NO, but that was not to be.
> I'm sorry but I can't agree with the sentiment here.

I appear to have been guilty of projecting, in this
case, reading into your previous remarks what I was


I'm desparately looking for parts, but I'd sooner
cut off a limb than rob them from a working system
until _every_ effort has been made to find a good
home for that system. This one appeared to be lacking
an OS (or anything for it to reside on) but I see that
as minor compared to systems with disfunctional stuff
in the backplace.

But I gotta admit, I'm making way too much noise over
a doggone PDP-11 when they aren't my forte to begin

At least I get the tape drive.

-doug q
Received on Tue Jun 27 2000 - 16:08:59 BST

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