Donation policy was Re: CHM gripe

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Wed Aug 4 13:18:24 2004

On Wed, 4 Aug 2004, Jules Richardson wrote:

> I'm trying to figure out a way that we can take everything in order to
> save it, but then offer things we're not interested in or can't
> physically store long-term to other collectors (on this list, for
> instance). I don't like the idea that if the museum doesn't take offered
> equipment that a lot of the time it will get thrown out.

This dilemma is common amongst computer museums actually. There are
numerous problems, the least of which is insulting the donor if you do end
up selling of his/her prized computing possession as unworthy for your
collection :(

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