Spending $$$ on classic hardware (was Re: lisadraw)
mtapley at swri.edu
Thu Nov 9 09:37:08 CST 2006
At 22:30 -0600 11/8/06, Ethan wrote:
>$600 for an RL8A in the mid '80s, $400 for a KT24 (to run 2BSD), over
>$1000 for a PDP-8/S, $800 for a SPARC1 in the early 90s...
>Guilty, guilty, guilty.
$800 for a pile of NeXT gear, because it included a NeXTDimension
card. Still working on restoring, equipping, and distributing the
slabs, which has cost hundreds more dollars so far.
$800 for a NeXT cube, but at the time that wasn't "classic".
I'm not quite sure how to count the gas, storage space, etc. over the
years, but that might be substantial.
Still a cheap hobby, compared to many things.
Mark Tapley, Dwarf Engineer
(I haven't cleared my neighborhood)
210-379-4635 Dwarf Phone, 210-522-6025 Office Phone
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