Bay Area: IBM 4341 and HP3000

js at js at
Sun Jan 11 14:24:50 CST 2015

On 1/11/2015 1:22 PM, Al Kossow wrote:
> On 1/11/15 9:52 AM, Sean Caron wrote:
>> we're all doing a service
>> to posterity by warehousing this stuff
> No, you're not. You're being chumps.
> Museums aren't going to want it, and 
> your family will take it
> to the dump when you croak.
> Think about it the next time you 
> calculate how many thousands
> of dollars it has cost you to store 
> your collections.

Sad but true words, most likely... 
Unless these machines somehow come into 
a market as do vintage automobiles.

Now, question to ponder, was the market 
for automobiles *created* and 
manipulated into existence by market 
makers and public relationists?   
Because old cars are a real damn bitch 
to take care of, restore, keep going, 
house, etc.   Computers are MUCH easier 
and less costly.. and in some ways, in 
every way bit as fun (to me, anyway -- I 
have both vintage cars and vintage 

If the auto market was guiled into 
existence, then someone, sometime, will 
create the buzz for such a thing in 
vintage computers as well.. because 
wherever there is money to be made, 
someone will eventually make it.

- J.

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