VAX-11/785 available, act immediately

From: Tom Uban <>
Date: Thu Apr 18 09:33:50 2002

At 09:55 AM 4/18/02 -0400, you wrote:
>Johnny Billquist <> writes:
>> > I had no profit motive and am in no way associated with the originator
>> > of the message I forwarded. (*He* undoubtedly expects to make a modest
>> > profit as finder of the equipment.)
>> Okay. So this was a probing for business. Then it also was spam.

Here is my 2 cents.

The original post seems pretty innocuous to me and if you read it closely,
you would have figured out that the poster and the person who had the machine
were two different people.

The poster (in my opinion) was just trying to share a find with someone who
might be interested in saving a classic from the scrap mill.

I have dealt with the person/company who was making the offer to save the
machine for a profit, and yes that is what companies do. This guy is paid
to make money for his company. I had an email conversation with him and it
would appear that they bought some of the parts from the machine for resale
to their customers and this guy put some enough extra thought into it to
think that there is this group of crazy collectors our there that might be
interested in the machine. Yes he is probably thinking from a profit point
of view, but at least he is thinking of us. There are so many of these guys
that don't think of us and end up destroying old machines which would make
great projects for someone on this group, that it make me ill.

Further, in my mind, the endless number of worthless flaming messages which
were spawned by a list members attempt at providing a pointer to an available
machine is *far* worse than an infrequent piece of spam, which we ought to
just ignore.

Can't we all just enjoy our hobby instead of ragging on each other?

Received on Thu Apr 18 2002 - 09:33:50 BST

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