sad to report...

Fred Cisin cisin at
Thu Dec 8 23:27:49 CST 2005

> > > I watched skids of Sparc hardware go out at a company I worked at
> > > around Y2K in a similar fashion.  They had a 'contract' with the
> > > scrapper, they said, and 'couldn't play favorites'.  There is a
> > > 'corporate culture' at some places where you're seen as a lunatic
> > > for even suggesting you might have an interest in 'that old
> > > stuff.'
> >
On Fri, 9 Dec 2005, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> > And that's one of the reasons I work for a university.
> Before Fred sees this, :) I want to add "with an enlightened boss above
> me who isn't a pain in the behind".  (And the same with his manager.)

You've sure got THAT right!

One of my colleagues got into serious trouble for taking things out of a

Also, back when the computer lab was full of 5150s, and 286 machines were
still over a grand, the administrators upgraded their 286 ATs to 386.
(for running DOS WordPervert)
When we asked for the old machines, to upgrade the lab, we were refused,
because they were getting $50 each trade-in.

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at

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