HP9000 Workstations

From: Adrian Manise <amanise_at_mscn.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue Jan 14 04:46:24 2003

Thanks very much. I like the binary dinosaurs bit - sums up precisely how I
feel ;-)

I get the feeling these things are going to cost money to get rid of rather
than be of any use to anyone.

Never mind. It's worth taking a moment to think, though, that these things
represent about ?32k of 1992 money. A friend of mine still works for an HP
VAR(which I also used to work at around that time) and recently had a
clearout of their stocks and spares. When they'd finished filling two large
skips full of old cream boxes, the reckoned that there was about ?2 Million
worth of gear at the original sale values sitting out in the car park.

The moral is - put the damned things to work early!!

Cheers folks


----- Original Message -----
From: "Witchy" <witchy_at_binarydinosaurs.co.uk>
To: <cctech_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 11:41 AM
Subject: RE: HP9000 Workstations

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctech-admin_at_classiccmp.org [mailto:cctech-admin_at_classiccmp.org]On
> Behalf Of Adrian Manise
> Sent: 13 January 2003 10:27
> To: cctech_at_classiccmp.org
> Subject: HP9000 Workstations
> >Please forgive my ignorance in this respect, but are HP9000 series 300
> 700 workstations considered classic computers yet. The ones I'm thinking
> were new around about 1992, and are pretty well complete - although the
> owner can't get them to boot now. You might have seen my list of stuff I
> posted here last week - same stuff.
> The list used to concentrate on stuff older than 10 years old, so you're
> I've got a 9000-400 (I think) in a cupboard somewhere, but the only reason
> got it was it came with a multisync 19" monitor which was summat I didn't
> have in 2000 :) Pity it got damaged when I was crashed into whilst driving
> home and I still haven't got round to fixing it yet. If anyone wants it
> can have it. There's a v.poor
> picture of it here:
> >Are they desirable at all - or just old boxes? The lack of interest might
> have been because I stated thet they were uk based, do any other Brits
> subscribe to this list?
> It's just a box to me; like I say, I picked it up because of the monitor.
> There's maybe half a dozen of us who are active posters and who knows how
> many lurkers.....
> cheers
> --
> adrian/witchy
> www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk - the online computer museum
> www.snakebiteandblack.co.uk - monthly gothic shenanigans
Received on Tue Jan 14 2003 - 04:46:24 GMT

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