From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org
] On Behalf Of Antonio
Sent: 05 April 2016 10:07
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Subject: A computer collection in Italy
I came across this:
which lead me on to
Alberto Rubinelli has a warehouse full of machines (8134 that have been
catalogued and maybe 4000 more that are yet to be catalogued). The article
mentions a VAX-11/780 and and an "IBM 390", but no pictures of either.
There's a Laptop Grid Computer 1520 but it's not quite clear whether it is
that flew on the shuttle or just the same type as one
His aim is to have them all running and to open a museum.
arcarlini at iee.org
Actually I now realise I *have* been in contact with him, 7 years ago. I
asked if I could come and visit when next in the area (I visit the area
quite often), but at the time he didn't seem very ready for visitors. I will
try again at Christmas, as that will be my next visit.
The newspaper article says all the machines work, but I find that really
hard to believe. Probably journalistic hyperbole.