Behalf Of Brian Chase
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2003 11:51 AM
Subject: Re: HP2100
On Fri, 31 Jan 2003, lee courtney wrote:
Yes, very much worth rescuing. Very nice
1970's era 16 bit
minicomputer. There are many of these machines in use in
all kinds of
embedded and real-time applications.
If you can't find anyone interested in the Seattle area and its
running, consider donating it to a local high school computer club.
BUT ONLY IF THEY'RE CLUEFUL! Or have someone who is, giving them some
The odds of anyone of highschool age, at this point in time,
such a system are quite slim. The 15-18 yr olds of today were born
around 1985-1988 (gah!), so most of them--even the computer
probably didn't even become cognizant of different computer
at least the early 1990s.
I agree, you need to find someway to keep track of it to make sure it's
appreciated and protected.
About 6 months ago I got a lead on a PDP-8 donated by a local industry to a
The final story was: When the teacher who had the interest retired the next
year.. this is 2001, his replacement offered it to the students to clean up
the space it was taking. A student hauled it home, then, because there
wasn't much he could do with it put out for scrap collection.