YADA10YR (Yet Another Discussion About the 10 Year Rule)

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun Sep 7 16:30:00 2003

> I think that one shouldn't forget how difficult it is, to get "old and
> interesting" machines.

I do know the problem. I'm finding it very hard to increase the
collection at the moment...

> To get a PDP-8 is certainly not easy if you just started collecting

Even 10 years ago PDP8s were not easy to find. I'd been seriously
collecting for at least 6 years before I managed to get one. PDP11s were
a bit easier to find.


> Besides, nice machines were built in the 80s, I wouldn't draw a line
> at 1980...

I would agree with you. Problem is that the really nice computers of the
1980s (hey, who said 'PERQ' ? :-)) are not easy to find either...

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