The cost of collecting debate

From: R. D. Davis <>
Date: Tue Jun 27 22:12:55 2000

On Tue, 27 Jun 2000, Tony Duell wrote:
> But you're forgetting one important fact. We (or at least I) collect and
> restore classic computers because we _enjoy_ them. I have no interest
> whatsoever in collecting t-shirts, posters, etc. You can't clip a logic
> analyser onto a poster.

I agree; I'm not interetsted in marketing rubbish pertaining to
computers; such things do not contribute to my enjoyment of classic

> As I've said many times before, I am interested in computers _because
> they're electronic circuits_. They're something to attack with logic
> analysers and 'scopes. Not something to sit of the shelf. Not something
> to 'preserve'. Something to investigate.

Well said!

R. D. Davis             
Received on Tue Jun 27 2000 - 22:12:55 BST

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