From: Dan Cohoe <dancohoe_at_oxford.net>
Date: Sun Feb 2 11:26:01 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk-admin_at_classiccmp.org
> [mailto:cctalk-admin_at_classiccmp.org]On
> Behalf Of Brian Chase
> Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2003 11:51 AM
> To: cctalk_at_classiccmp.org
> Cc: cctech_at_classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: HP2100
> On Fri, 31 Jan 2003, lee courtney wrote:
> > Yes, very much worth rescuing. Very nice 1970's era 16 bit
> > minicomputer. There are many of these machines in use in
> all kinds of
> > embedded and real-time applications.
> >
> > If you can't find anyone interested in the Seattle area and its
> > running, consider donating it to a local high school computer club.
> BUT ONLY IF THEY'RE CLUEFUL! Or have someone who is, giving them some
> guidance.
> The odds of anyone of highschool age, at this point in time,
> appreciating
> such a system are quite slim. The 15-18 yr olds of today were born
> around 1985-1988 (gah!), so most of them--even the computer
> savvy ones--
> probably didn't even become cognizant of different computer
> types until
> at least the early 1990s.
> -brian.

I agree, you need to find someway to keep track of it to make sure it's
appreciated and protected.

About 6 months ago I got a lead on a PDP-8 donated by a local industry to a
high school.

The final story was: When the teacher who had the interest retired the next
year.. this is 2001, his replacement offered it to the students to clean up
the space it was taking. A student hauled it home, then, because there
wasn't much he could do with it put out for scrap collection.

Dan Cohoe
Received on Sun Feb 02 2003 - 11:26:01 GMT

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