Bay Area: IBM 4341 and HP3000

jwsmobile jws at
Fri Jan 9 21:10:56 CST 2015

On 1/9/2015 6:33 PM, Lyle Bickley wrote:
> We told him that his asking price was too high - and that the condition
> of the systems was so bad we wouldn't even make him an offer.
I did recover a 4341 open to the elements with bird poop which was later 
made to run in Kansas City, Mo.

Can't speak to the peripherals.  They were lucky to run when they were 
on the floor originally.

The terminals... I pulled 10 3278's out of a dumpster behind a walmart 
when they converted from using IBM comm gear to using PC's and dongles.

Worked fine, and are still probably working.  And they had crap on them 
and did more damage to the dumpster than the dumpster did to them.

the 3420 is likely just spare parts.

I cc'ed this to a fellow I gave 3420's to years ago, that i hope has my 
original datacenter in some sort of shape.  The 4341 would run what he 
has there.  Of course burrowing into the pile to see what shape this one 
is in would be the chore of the day.

I suspect no one is going to find a shiny 4341 any time soon that is not 
in this condition for some reason.

He did say he is under stress to move and get rid of it, so that can 
play into the decision anyone makes.


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