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

From: Mike Kenzie <kenziem_at_sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon Aug 2 22:19:43 2004

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On Monday 02 August 2004 23:13, William Donzelli wrote:
> > 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
> PDP-11/34?

Well I know my Apple IIe is RARE because it said so on E-Bay

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