IBM system 3 Re: PDP-12 on eBay (IBM 650 on ebay)

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Mon Jan 13 22:41:00 2003

On Mon, 13 Jan 2003, William Donzelli wrote:

> > I curse this day --> Back in college (many years ago, about 1983, before I
> > got into collecting), I went to the apartment of a fellow compsci major to
> > quell some beer. In the middle of his living room was a complete IBM system
> > 3, in perfectly mint condition. He told me I could have it if I could get it
> > out of there. Idiot me said "You gotta be kidding - no thanks". *SIGH*
> This seems to be a good test to see if you are an official old-timer in
> the computer collecting hobby - passing up a free machine that today
> people would kill for.
> I have been there, many times (IBM, Amdahl, DG). How about others?

I haven't. I always accepted the machine (much to the chagrin of my
poor mother ;)

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