IBM mainframe goes for 99 cents

From: Ashley Carder <>
Date: Thu Feb 24 11:53:02 2005

> > south (I know of Paul in Augusta, GA and Ed in Columbia, SC). Although
> > drive pickup trucks, talk slow, eat lots of pig cooked in a pit over
> > coals, our dogs lay on the porch and wag their tails, and we sleep with
> > shotgun nearby, we just don't have the urge to erect another building on
> > farms to house IBM mainframes.
> >
> > I'll let the 19 year old guy have the corner on that market for now.
> Rednecks are the same all over. Even in the frozen North Woods where I
> live. Lots of people think its a Southern thang, but it ain't.
> Though I do have a basement datacenter. And my dogs lie on the
> furniture.

Yep, I've had the opportunity to visit with rural folks (not necessarily
in Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, Iowa, and elsewhere, and they are all
much the same. The old hound dog outside still smells like a dog and the
still cut and split their firewood to burn in the fireplace or wood stove.

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