Off-Topic Toys

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Tue Dec 18 22:29:48 2001

> On Tue, 18 Dec 2001, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> > Nice system! We're using a few at work. Not what I would call a hobbyist
> > system though.
> >
> Me neither, but I'd have never thought of S/390s as toys either....
> Doc

I think it's a question of how much money the toy costs. I know I had one
system that cost $250,000.00 originally, I payed $75 for the remains of it
(all the cables were missing), and I only got it for the tapedrive. My
point is, we don't know what the S/390's cost, of course I don't think I
want to think about what they cost in terms of electricity and storage!

OTOH, if I could afford $10-40K I'd be very tempted to call Compaq up and
buy a DS20 or ES40 to run VMS on. In some ways I'm thankfull I don't,
because I don't think I'd want to have to explain why I wanted to spend that
much on a computer to my wife :^)

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