Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Wed Apr 12 21:18:24 CDT 2006
At 8:31 PM -0400 4/12/06, William Donzelli wrote:
> > Speaking of Burroughs machines, are any of their big mainframes
>> preserved anywhere? UDel had a B6700....
>Very early in the history of this list a B6800 (I think) was offered to
>anyone that wanted it. It was in Australia.
>Do the archives go back that far?
I don't know, but archives do... See below.
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 22:39:38 +0930
Reply-To: classiccmp at u.washington.edu
Sender: CLASSICCMP-owner at u.washington.edu
From: adam at merlin.***.** (Adam Jenkins)
To: "Discussion re-collecting of classic computers"
<classiccmp at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Burroughs Computers
I have a lead on a computer, a Burroughs 6800, that is apparantly being
kept in a store-room and not being used. It seems I should be able to get
it if I asked. My question is - do I want it? Mostly I have limited
myself to micros, as they are small and fit my own interests, but I have
always been willing to accept larger systems. But as a result I know
nothing about Burroughs - is this thing huge, or what? Is it rare, common,
powerful or just dull? Any information would be greatly appreciated,
especially where it fits into the general history of computers.
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