Xerox Alto on ebay (not mine!)
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Wed Oct 13 11:57:30 CDT 2010
On 13 Oct 2010 at 12:42, Teo Zenios wrote:
> The usual where would you put it, how much money would you have to
> shell out to buy it and ship it, and once here what exactly would you
> do with it?
> There are many old machines that are worth preserving but are better
> off in a museum then in somebody's cluttered basement left to rot. I
> can see snagging that unit just to learn how it worked and
> refurbishing it, but eventually a museum should probably get it unless
> somebody really has a use for it. How rare are they anyway?
Pretty much my feeling. I look at the not-to-distant time when I'll
have to move and downsize, or worse yet, just plain die and folks
will have to select the most expeditious way to dispose of what I
I no longer accept any vintage gear unless it's small and unusual and
I can think of a use for it. Let the museums and folks with
warehouse space have the stuff.
Anybody want a NEC Spinwriter? I gave in to a moment of weakness and
took it in. Now it sits in my shop, neglected.
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