People pay money for something because they want it. So, you're
basically upset that somebody wants it more than you do?
I agree that this is not a legitimate thing over which to become angry,
but there is an issue that this is driving the prices up, out of reach of
people who can handle these machines, and into the reach of people who
want to encase them in plastic and put them into their 500 sq.ft. living
room. This is causing some hostility.
I'm a little uncertain why it's causing any hostility. As Kai pointed
out, there's thousands of historic and interesting computers and
peripherals hitting the dumpster every day, and if increased public
awareness causes some of these machines to be saved, so much the better.
Admittedly, most of the machines getting tossed aren't necessarily
in anyone's "top 100 collectible" list, but that doesn't make them any
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