Burroughs - any information?

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net>
Date: Mon Dec 17 19:44:41 2001

At 04:26 PM 12/14/01 -0500, you wrote:
>On Wed, 12 Dec 2001, Ben Franchuk wrote:
>> Was not Burroughs and a few other companies noted for destroying all old
>> equipment
>> and leasing only?

  No necessarily. I used to work for Burroughs in Roanoke, Va and we just
pushed the old machines out to the dumpster. We never pulled any parts or
anything so they were complete. I was amazed to discover this when I
started work there and I asked if it was ok to pull parts and they said
yes. I looted the first few machines but soon had all the parts I wanted so
the rest escaped untouched.

  Burroughs usually rented machines but I know they did sell atleast some
of them. But their repair, updates and other service costs were so
expensive that I doubt anyone other than US Government agencies were
foolish enough to buy the machine and pay cash for service.

Received on Mon Dec 17 2001 - 19:44:41 GMT

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