Getting an ibm as/400
Kevin at RawFedDogs.net
Wed Apr 13 14:08:31 CDT 2016
On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 01:26:29AM -0400, Ian Primus wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 12:42 AM, Jason T <silent700 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > In IBM-speak, it's a "Midrange."
> Which is a fancy word for "unusually heavy for its size".
That's the truth. In a previous reply I mentioned I have a "small" 9406-270
in my living room. I found it listed on eBay. It was in New York. I'm in
Central Texas. It was listed with a flat $50 shipping fee. From the photos
and shipping fee I was expecting something small enough to be shipped by UPS
or FedEx. I made the seller an offer $50 less than the list price which
they accepted, so I basically got free shipping. It was shipped by UPS
- UPS Freight. There was no way UPS Fright could get down my driveway so I
had to pick it up at their terminal. Fortunately it was shipped on a tiny
pallet that just fit in the back of my mini-van. It looks like an oversized
tower PC, but is definitely unusually heavy for its size. I have to use a
dolly to move it around.
What's the definition of a legacy system? One that works!
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