Oldest serial number (was: Oldest machine (was: Re: Good haul of old pc stuph))
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Mon Dec 19 20:51:46 CST 2005
In article <Pine.SUN.4.20.0512192140490.7258-100000 at osfn.org>,
William Donzelli <aw288 at osfn.org> writes:
> > Lately I've been wondering if anyone attempts to collect
> > mass-manufactured memorabilia by trying to get the lowest serial
> > number.
> > For instance, I have an Atari 800 serial #388801.
> > Has anyone done a wiki/database type web page where everyone can enter
> > the serial #s of their common computers?
> This is mostly a pointless excercise, sorry to report. Serial numbers are
> notoriously non-sequential. [...]
I'm not asserting that serial number #288801 would be "more valuable"
than my serial number of 388801, but it can still be fun to try and
get a lower serial number with mass-produced parts.
As you say, there is no real correlation between the serial number and
its provenance, but not everything in collecting has to do with
provenance or market value....
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