PDP-12 on eBay

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Mon Jan 13 22:19:34 2003

On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Tony Duell wrote:

> > Just an observation - this does show how DECcentric this list (and
> > really, most of the big iron retrocomputing folks) is. There have been a
> You've made this comment before, and while I totally agree with it, I
> think there are also possible reasons for it :
> 1) DEC machines tended to be owned, IBM machines were often rented -> DEC
> machines were not returned when they were no longer needed, but were
> pushed into storerooms, etc. Whereupon mad hackers found them

  More than that, IBM destroyed a lot of trade-ins and off-lease
hardware, in order to keep the new market up. They _say_ they no longer
do so.

Received on Mon Jan 13 2003 - 22:19:34 GMT

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