Completely original vs. upgraded

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Sun Jan 2 12:40:17 2005

On Fri, 31 Dec 2004, Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:

> I have a small NeXT collection (getting bigger ;-)) and one thing I was
> wondering about was the need to maintain originality. For example, I
> have one NeXT cube with an interesting pedigree (it has NeXT asset tags
> on it, and some interesting bits), but it's a 68030 motherboard... the
> low end cube. I have a NeXT Turbo board I can put into the case, but
> then the unit wouldn't be "original" any more... does that matter?

Typically, yes. You will have altered the provenance of the machine. If
you appreciate the system from a functional point of view then this
doesn't matter. But if you appreciate the machine from a historical point
of view then it does.

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