Date sent: Thu, 31 May 2001 15:13:40 -0500
Subject: Another way to kill the classics
From: "Russ Blakeman" <rhblake(a)bigfoot.com>
To: "Classic Computer List" <classiccmp(a)classiccmp.org>
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HP's on the bandwagon to scrap the old iron and
make room for them to sell
LOTS more....see this
I was worried, too...so I wrote to them, and got back the
Thank you for you inquiry regarding the potential relics we might receive
from this program. It is my hope that we do receive
older products that
remind us all of the humble beginnings of this industry and this
We have been operating this facility for over 10 years and have seen a wide
variety of older products. So much so, that processes are in place to
prevent these types of items from entering our shredders. Items that have
historic significance are made available to the Archive museums in Palo Alto
for both HP and Agilent Technologies. In fact, we have retrieved several
products that now reside there including a Sanborn Electrocardiograph
machine (HP purchased Sanborn in 1961) that was built in 1939.
Rest assured these antiques will not be recycled.
Of course, who knows what else they consider "antiques"?
Stan Sieler sieler(a)allegro.com