No space for vinatge computers in australia (fwd)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Tue May 20 11:12:00 2003

On Tue, 20 May 2003, TeoZ wrote:

> They should EBAY the duplicates or gut them for spares, that way they
> wouldnt need the same footprint. For a museium to have many multiples of the
> same item is a waste of space (which costs money).

I agree to an extent but I think the reporter doesn't understand computer
technology. The article only says they have "10 mainframes" and "60
minicomputers and 50 microcomputers". I suppose if you have an IBM 709
then you don't really need the Univac? And since the Commodore 64, Apple
][ and Atari 800 all use the 6502, 2 of the 3 can go?

I think not ;)

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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