Altair 8800a on EBAY

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Tue Oct 2 19:48:52 2001

On Tue, 2 Oct 2001, Mike Ford wrote:

> > I
> >have been considering buying one of these machines as an investment.
> >While I am a computer programmer
> My guess is that prices will stay flat for a few more years, then rapidly
> drop to about 5% of current levels.

I don't think we'll see that. I think they'll always have some
significant monetary value, and I do see culturally significant machines
going up in value over time (like Apple 1's).

I just looked at the Altair auction. In it they mention the original
owner used the Altair up until they got a TRS-80. In one of the pictures
we see two TRS-80 disk drives supposedly hooked up to the Altair.


I'm guessing they were NOT used with the Altair.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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