Oldest serial number (was: Oldest machine (was: Re: Good haulofold pc stuph))
ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Mon Dec 19 22:08:55 CST 2005
>Subject: Re: Oldest serial number (was: Oldest machine (was: Re: Good haulofold pc stuph))
> From: Richard <legalize at xmission.com>
> Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 19:51:46 -0700
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>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....
Nope missed one. One issue for me is how can I use it or incoperate
other systems parts. Think in terms or builing a period roadster
using exclusively period parts. To me a basic plain NS* is a fun box.
Then I start thinking but with a Compupro 85/88 dual cpu, and MPX1
slave cpu and M-drive ramdisk it's more interesting as that is what
would someone might have done then if they had a liberal budget back
then. I don't have the budgest but I have several boxes of S100
cards from then. So why not do now what I wished I could have done then.
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