Estimated Price Of A "Classic" PDP-8?

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Mon Jan 26 00:05:27 2004

On Sun, 25 Jan 2004, Doc Shipley wrote:

> > This stuff is not covered on your normal policy.
> Which is the precise point of our contention. We're not talking
> about a homeowners' or renters' policy at all, we're talking about
> liability coverage. When it's robbery or "acts of God", and the
> insurance company represents nobody but themselves, they are indeed
> likely to dispute every item. At least in Texas, US, when there _is_ a
> policyholder that's this clearly in the wrong, and the possibility of
> intangible damages (pain & anguish) is very high, the insurance company
> isn't likely to quibble over paying a few grand for unique equipment.

Point taken.

> Worst case, the owner of the straight-8 might need to prove, by way
> of witness affidavits, that it was functional prior to the assault.

It needn't be functional. Only that it was a complete unit in decent
shape, and its value on the market be proven through anecdotal evidence
or hard sales figures.

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