Here's what happens when an 18 year old buys a mainframe...

Brian Marstella brian at
Tue Mar 29 21:07:37 CDT 2016

I'm still kicking myself for passing up an IBM mainframe and a Sun 2000
that my previous employer no longer needed. I reasoned that I didn't have
space or power for them; never let logic and good sense dictate your
actions :)

Connor picked a great learning experience... EE, CS, and other disciplines
such as civil engineering, all rolled into one experience.

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 8:09 PM, Matt Patoray <mspproductions at>

> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Mar 29, 2016, at 7:28 PM, Jay West <jwest at> wrote:
> >
> > Evan wrote...
> >> Connor is a member of our user group here in the Mid-Atlantic. He's
> >> been learning at an astonishingly quick rate!
> >
> > He's been a member on this list for quite some time, and is a regular on
> the evening crew of the #classiccmp irc channel as well.
> >
> > He was working on a DG Nova 3 before the Z machine arrived, hope he gets
> back to it as well :)
> >
> > J
> I got to see that DG just after he picked it up in Akron. He stopped by
> the Large Scale Systems Museum in New Kensington PA and we gave it a look
> over and also discussed the docs he got with it and what to tackle first.
> Now if only it had come with some of those cool blue/green DG terminals :)
> I still remover the day he sat down in front of the HP 2116B, he had never
> touched a blinking light front panel, he asked if Dave or I minded if he
> erased the program in memory, we said no, he powered it on and 2 min later
> was reading the programming docs for it and wrote a quick blinking lights
> program in like 15 min.
> Connor is a good guy!

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