Completely original vs. upgraded

From: Teo Zenios <>
Date: Sun Jan 2 13:02:13 2005

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From: "Jules Richardson" <>
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Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2005 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: Completely original vs. upgraded

> On Fri, 2004-12-31 at 12:03 -0500, 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?
> Personally in situations like that I don't like doing anything that
> can't be put 'right' again at a later date - so if it involves drilling
> holes in cases and things I wouldn't do it, but if it's just a board
> swap I would (and hang on to the original board so I could always put
> things back how they were)
> cheers
> Jules

That's the way I feel about it also, swapping boards is no problem as long
as you keep the older ones and can put it back together the way you found
I even keep the original HD intact on the shelf and use a newer one. It only
really matters if you intend to resell the machine at a later date, or if
there was something unique to the machine in the first place (pre production
machine, custom prototype, etc).
Received on Sun Jan 02 2005 - 13:02:13 GMT

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