rarest computers. was: RE: Xerox Alto Restoration + Emulation

From: William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org>
Date: Mon Aug 2 22:13:04 2004

> That's not so rare these days either ;)

I have been following this thread a bit, and have a few observations:

1) While "computer X" might be very rare, there are lots of "computer Xs"
out there, and lots of people with the. In other words, have you noticed
that almost every semi-serious collector has at least one rare
machine? The same phenomenon happens with other types of collections.

2) What is rare today may not be tomorrow...PDP-10s used to be
rare/you-will-never-find-one machines. How things have changed - there are
something like 40-odd PDP-10s in various flavors in collections now, and
KL-10s keep popping up like muchrooms.

3) How many people have *significant* machines? One that made a dent in
history, even if it was something as mundane as an Apple II or a

Just food for thought (or flames)...

William Donzelli
Received on Mon Aug 02 2004 - 22:13:04 BST

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