Hardware/doc preservatoion, was Re: rarest computers.

From: Tom Jennings <tomj_at_wps.com>
Date: Thu Aug 5 15:35:01 2004

> Jules Richardson wrote:

> > Typically people seem to collect such things for the hardware itself;...
> > Seems a shame that often no effort is made to
> > preserve the data from the time itself, just the physical hardware.

On Tue, 2004-08-03 at 05:05, Hans B PUFAL wrote:

> AAAaaarrrggghhh... As I am always pounding into anyone that will listen,
> hardware with no documentation is practically useless. Documentation
> alone could be sufficient to rebuild the hardware. Therefore given the
> choice save the docs!!

YES!! Old data, old notes, manuals, tapes, discs, anything anything
anything. Software is hard to keep, but worth more than anything else.
Received on Thu Aug 05 2004 - 15:35:01 BST

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