Classic Computers vs. Classic Computing

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Fri Sep 14 10:18:55 2001

Rumor has it that Tony Duell may have mentioned these words:


T>> > Since you can't (usefully) take a soldering iron to an emulator, it
T>> > explains why I am not interested in them.

Sure you can -- you can use them to disassemble the "fecal matter" that
passes for a computer nowadays & reuse the jumpers/switches/headers/etc. to
rebuild *good* computers! Too bad there isn't more 74-series chips on the
boards nowadays...


>To which I say 'Please, everyone else, post about your interests' Let's
>have a more diverse range of stuff here.

Tony, I'd prefer to modify this slightly: "Let's have a more diverse range
of *On-Topic* stuff here..."

I'll admit I paid no attention to this list some time back (4-5 years ago)
because 80% of the posts were about VAXen -- That was a few years before I
had one, and at the time they interested me little. I didn't post about
what I enjoyed because of this, which was foolish.

Nowadays, tho, I'd *love* to see 80% of the posts on this list about VAXen
-- even if I still didn't have one.

And, IIRC the list started in '95 or '96... I *might* have some archives on
CD at home which could shed more light...

Roger "Merch" Merchberger   ---   sysadmin, Iceberg Computers
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