From: Lyle Bickley <>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 02:56:06 +0000

On Sunday 27 February 2005 16:37, William Donzelli wrote:
> > My first "home" computer was a CDC-160A which I purchased (for more $
> > than I'd care to admit) around 1968.
> Was this purchase for a home based business, or strictly for fun?
> And just how much was it?

I used the "excuse" that I was going to use it for a home based business - but
I really just wanted one to "play" with. It was fortuitous that I was
working at IBM when the "$ to standard-of-living ratio" was good....

I purchased the it directly from CDC and paid $25,000 for the 160A and it's
associated Frieden Flexowriter (both in "used, rebuilt" condition)...

That was a lot of bucks in 1968 dollars, but I was "desperate" for a home

Lyle Bickley
Bickley Consulting West Inc.
"Black holes are where God is dividing by zero"
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