PDP-12 on eBay

From: William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org>
Date: Sun Jan 12 23:24:00 2003

Speaking of (n)ettiquette...

> The current high bidder is Bob Rosswell (sp?), the (current?) owner of
> System Source, one of those PeeCee sales places that have been helping
> Micro$oft screw the world... last I heard, several years ago, he was
> setting up some sort of display of old computers or something like
> that.
> I'm very sorry to hear that the bidding's gone so high, and taken this
> from something fun for hobbyists who will use, hack and preserve the
> system to a "museum piece" that those who will appreciate the sytem
> the most can't afford, which will probably see little, it any, use,
> and no use at all once it stops working if it gets used at all. :-(

It is *extremely* bad form to make public comments on bidders at *any*
form of auction. It does not matter who they are or what they do. Internet or
live, Sotheby's or Joe's Junk. Many bidder's really like to remain nameless.

Some auctions house will actually throw you out if your comments are heard...

William Donzelli
Received on Sun Jan 12 2003 - 23:24:00 GMT

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