Old computers from HP, maybe? Anybody know where HP is collecting/storing them?

From: R. D. Davis <rdd_at_rddavis.org>
Date: Fri Feb 7 23:34:00 2003

Quothe Fred Cisin (XenoSoft), from writings of Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 08:13:09PM -0800:
> > Hewlett-Packard is hoping a little green will help make computer owners
> > recycle more of their old tech gear. The computer maker is testing a
> no, they are hoping that a little green will help make computer owners get
> rid of their "old" tech gear and buy more new stuff.

Wasn't HP the company that was saving and preserving the "vintage"
computer equipment turned back in to them? I think I read something
about this on their web site, or somewhere, about a year or two ago.
That's not to say they weren't scrapping newer equipment, however, and
I don't recall reading how old the equipment had to be to qualify for

> What do YOU think their primary motivation is??
> "Re: Old computers from HP, maybe?"
> ^^^^
> It is a ONE-WAY process, of old computers going TO HP to remove them from
> circulation.

Yep... even the vintage ones if they still save them from being
scrapped; surely they still get sent off to a warehouse somewhere to
keep them out of circulation. Speaking of circulation, an HP-3000
Series III computer running MPE-IV was used to process data for the
circulation department of the Baltimore Sun back around 1990... it was
quite a contrast to see that, and it's disk farm, right across the
room from a sea of big blue cabinets for an IBM mainframe system.

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