Christie's auction

From: Computer Collector Newsletter <>
Date: Tue Feb 15 15:37:44 2005

The entire auction is the work of Jeremy Norman, a high-end, general-purpose
science antiques dealer, as I wrote a couple of weeks ago in CCN. They're
having a press conference here in NYC in a few days from now, which I've been
invited to attend. I may attend the actual auction as well. So, if anyone on
the list has specific questions after the Stanford or MIT viewings, please let
me know and I'll try to ask them at the press event.

--- Vintage Computer Festival <> wrote:

> I got the catalog for the upcoming Christie's "Origins of Cyberspace"
> (total misnomer) auction. Wow, this stuff is waaaaaaaaaay over-valued. I
> have no idea w ho came up with this, but it borders on jokery.
> The catalog itself is a glossy, 246 page book that must've cost tens of
> thousands of dollars to produce and print. I'll be surprised if they
> recoup what it cost just to print the catalog.
> I'll be heading over to the preview at Stanford later today.
> The good thing in all this is that after the auction flops, the false
> expectations that all the hype this auction caused will fall through the
> floor and people will stop e-mailing me with offers of vintage 1986
> portables.
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