AT&T 3B2s available in OK
David H. Barr
dhbarr at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 23:04:26 CDT 2005
On Apr 5, 2005 11:18 PM, Erik S. Klein <classiccmp at vintage-computer.com> wrote:
> "I have three 3b2 machines grathering dust. This includes many loose-leaf
> binders of 3b stuff, and SCSI drives,also, many Tapes; some with Informix SE
> & SQL sofeware. I am not able to ship this equipment(you got'ta pick it up),
> but it's free.
This has got to be the understatement of the year. This gentleman
worked for AT&T for approx. 30 years, and most of that is in his
garage. I have arranged to help him clear out his garage in return
for all they AT&T / SysV stuff I can lay my hands on.
He has, literally, CRATES of 5.25 and tape media stacked to the
rafters, and possibly in his attic. I hope to get ahold of as much of
it as possible, and archive what can be salvaged. A lot of it seems
to be software that no one would have ever thought to save, like
one-off video games and the like.
To be fair, if it wasn't going to me it'd be bound for the trash.
Tonight I picked up a 4425 display/keyboard terminal combo, a teletype
model 5310 printer, and a 3B2/300 with an attached DTK Data-1000
(appears to be some sort of external drive unit... two hard drives and
a 120 mb tape drive).
The real haul was the original documentation though... I now have
approx 50 or so assorted AT&T red binders for SysV, operators,
sysadmins, users, Pascal, Fortran77, COBOL, Crystal Reports, Excel...
will have to do a full inventory as soon as I get time.
So anyway, this is my dive into the world of classic computing. Wish me luck!
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