At 22:04 03/06/2003 -0500, Stuart Johnson wrote:
Well, the Univac III is back: UNIVAC III Computer (In
Storage since 1975),
eBay auction Item # 2733726990.
(Not me, I'm into LITTLE computers like
PDP-11's and VAXen, with an occasional
side dish of 6502 or 8085)
I'd quite like an 11/780 - used to work on them when I was an apprentice at
Ferranti (why we didn't use our own machines more, when we built and sold
them from the same factory, I don't know!) but I don't even have the room
to set up the old home micro's I have...
As for the Univac .. he says "stored on a 40' Semi-Trailer (clean &
Dry)" Looking a the pictures, they don't look like they've been very
dry. Fronts of the cabinets all discoloured, and the cardboard boxes are
stained. I presume that even a bit of moisture would wreck anything this