The cost of collecting debate

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Date: Tue Jun 27 16:50:24 2000

Sellam wrote:
> All of these things can still be found cheaply and will probably remain so
> since they are not as glamourous as the machines themselves (although I
> would argue that software and manuals are MORE important than the
> machines).

The Software and Manuals ARE the most important! Without those two items a
system is nothing but a lifeless hunk of metal, silicon, and plastic. It
took me almost a year after getting my first PDP-11 before I could actually
do anything with it. Why? Because I needed manuals and software.

This is probably why about the only thing I'm still collecting is

Received on Tue Jun 27 2000 - 16:50:24 BST

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