Big dollars paid for Altair 8800 on Ebay

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Fri Oct 21 11:59:39 CDT 2005

A confession.  I'm not a collector.  I don't understand collectors,
particularly the exhaustive ones.  You see this sort of thing a lot in
musical instruments.  I know an attorney for Micron who has warehouse space
for his tuba collection (which numbers in the hundreds).  He can't possibly
play them all.  

But then, people collect Beanie Babies and I haven't the faintest idea of
what they're good for.

It's getting tempting to run my own 8800 up the eBay flagpole to see who
salutes.  It's been sitting on a shelf in the garage since about 1978, when
I migrated to an Integrand Systems box.  Still have both, mostly because
I've been too lazy to do anything about them.

Speaking of old stuff, when looking for something else, I ran across the
serial and RAM cards for the SWTP TV Typewriter--are they worth anything or
are they better used as landfill material?


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