Taking offers on PDP-8 (straight-8)

David Griffith dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu
Mon Mar 8 13:47:04 CST 2010


On Mon, 8 Mar 2010, Tony Duell wrote:

>> folks think ..... a decent-condition Straight-8 with documents, software
>> on paper tape, etc. should be worth more than (for example) an Apple 1,
>> right?
>
> I am  not conviced. Everyody has heard of Apple (if only for things like
> the Ipod, Iphone, etc). Many fewer people have heard of DEC. I am not
> sure rarity is the only factor in determining the price (and desing/build
> quality certainly isn't...)
>
> Put it thsi way. From where I am sitting I can see 3 machines which are
> a _lot_ rarer than either the Apple on or the straight-8. But I doubt I
> could get more than $100 for any of them (This is not an offer to sell
> them...).

I'm curious what these three machines are.

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