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

From: John Allain <allain_at_panix.com>
Date: Tue Aug 3 08:50:41 2004

> For example, I have e-birthday cards sent to an
> secretary by her colleagues; emails from her husband
> explaining...

COMPLETELY unethical to spend more than a minute reading such
personal stuff IMHO. It is a partially the fault of the previous owner,
partially the fault of the O/S vendor to not sterilize the machine before
getting it out, but I don't think that exonerates you. If we are to be
respected in this hobby I think we should step up and give personal
data honorable burial.

This will someday happen: Someone will do something really unethical
with thrown HD information and various localities will have to install
shredding equipment for incoming computers.
Greenwich seems to already be doing a variant of this.

John A.
Los Alamos, NM
(Now I'm joking)
Received on Tue Aug 03 2004 - 08:50:41 BST

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