On Sun, 29 Jun 1997, e.tedeschi wrote:
For the historical importance or for collection...
I understand this. But wouldn't a picture and the operators/maintenance
manuals be enought then? Maybe some film or video?
BOING! How about a film library of old computer stuff? You know - file
footage that all the old SF movies used to use.
There are computers that you could not possibly USE
but they are
important for what they meant (and mean today) in short for their
"heritage". Without them you could not have used (and use) the ones you
are using today.
Name some. I mean the ones I *could not possibly USE* - I would like a
list of things to look for 8-)
I remember someone saying in one post about MCMXXX and the response being
*must have meant MCMLXXX* - why? Triode tubes (valves - I love that word)
were around - Why couldn't you build a computer using tubes from the 30's.
I mean - it would keep the house warm (probably too warm 8-) and it would
be some what limited in storage - but heck weren't some of the first
tubers (like that word too) big word machines. Wierd things like 12 and 23
and 31 bit come to mind. Wasn't there a huge 64 bit TTL one as well? This
was back in the late 50's. Government funded stuff. Or am I just blowing