Altair 8800a on EBAY

From: Absurdly Obtuse <>
Date: Wed Oct 3 21:21:02 2001

I think The Holy Grail of computer collecting is something along the lines
of the DEC PDP-1. Or maybe an EDSAC.

Peace... Sridhar

On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, Sellam Ismail wrote:

> On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, Joe wrote:
> > I have to agree with Richard, I think the Altair will always be the
> > holy grail of computer collecting (and will be priced accordingly)
> > simply because of it's position in history.
> Naw, too common to be a holy grail, let alone THE holy grail.
> The "holy grail" of computer collecting would be the mythical Altair
> prototype that was supposedly shipped to Popular Electronics but never
> made it. My guess is that there never was one, but that this was a
> story that Ed Robert's made up instead of admitting he wasn't done with
> the prototype :)
> Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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