--- "David V. Corbin" <dvcorbin at optonline.net> wrote:
There are a few "rescues"/"scraps"
that I **REALLY**
hoaxes.otherwise I will be in jail for murder.
PDP-1's G-15's if *EITHER* of
these went from intact system to the skip, it WOULD
be a crime. Even
semi-significant parts would be a shame.. Done know
if I will sleep tonight
After close examination of the pictures, I am
certain that the PDP-1 shown in the pictures is
in fact the one at the Computer History Museum.
You can even see the purple cubicle walls (left
over from SGI's former tenancy of the building)
that are used as a backdrop for the Visible
Storage exhibit currently on display. Also,
the picture of the inside does not look like
a production machine -- it is almost certainly
a photo of the prototype PDP-1 also owned by CHM.
Others have noted that the photo of the G-15 appears
to be a fake composite.
I admit that before realizing this, I sent serious
inquiries to both parties advising them that they
were sitting on treasures worth big $$$$ and would
be well advised to preserve them.