Fate of the Astronautics ZS-1 systems

From: Jon Auringer <auringer_at_tds.net>
Date: Thu Jan 24 08:15:40 2002

Hello all,

I had promised to post an update when the fate of the ZS-1 systems had
been decided. Here it is.

After negotiating with my company (Astronautics) for the release of the
four remaining complete systems that sit at our Technology Center in
Madison Wisconsin, we were able to secure one of the machines for the
Rhode Island Computer Museum. The company is not the least bit
interested in preserving the other three. They are destined to be
scrapped. We tried. :(

Merle Peirce will be in Madison this saturday, January 26th, to pick up
the machine and _lots_ of spares for RICM. We will also be moving the
DEC VAX 11/780 systems and other equipment at that time.

If you are in the area and would like to lend a hand, please let me
know. I am sure that we will be able to find a few souvenirs that will
make it worthwhile. Merle plans to be at Astronautics around 9am
saturday. Thankfully, the weather forecast calls for unseasonably warm
temperatures this weekend (lower 40's).

Again, please let me know if you plan to come.


Jon Auringer

P.S. To anyone who I may have failed to reply to personally, I
apologize. The flood of e-mail that was generated by my posts about the
ZS systems and the 11/780s was overwhelming. Between this, preparing to
move our facility, and the possibility of pending unemployment, I have
been having trouble keeping all of the balls in the air.
Received on Thu Jan 24 2002 - 08:15:40 GMT

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