IBM mainframe goes for 99 cents

From: Gordon JC Pearce <>
Date: Sat Feb 26 03:39:36 2005

David H. Barr wrote:
> Err... one score and four. My first real exposure to computing was a
> Tandy M1000 the junior high was throwing out. I didn't own a working
> computer of my own until 1996, which was a 486 cobbled out of friends'
> spares. Do I have to turn in some sort of badge now?
> -dhbarr the abashed.

Nah, pulling computers out of skips and building beige boxes out of crap
and spares is definitely admissable. Builds geek cred.

I think everyone here has *something* they hauled out of a skip in daily
use - in my case it's a couple of hubs. I swapped the 5-tape DLT
changer for something, can't remember what now... Might actually have
just *given* it to one of my mates.

OTOH I did haul a 5' satellite dish out of a skip last night.
Long-range wifi, here we come!

Received on Sat Feb 26 2005 - 03:39:36 GMT

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