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Paul Berger phb.hfx at
Tue May 10 16:25:42 CDT 2016

The following was posted on this morning:

*RE: Jon Johnston Passes *
As an update to the sad news of Jon Johnston's death, I can advise that 
the HP museum and the website he built will be continued 
and maintained for the foreseeable future.

Over the last 8 months I have worked with Jon in restoring items from 
his collection of equipment and, among a range of items, recently 
restored an HP2116A computer to working order - one of only two Jon was 
aware of in the world and the only one that's operational.

At this stage we have not been able to access the website and put any 
notices or updates but that should be addressed shortly.

Jon's wife has asked me to look after the museum and website for the 
foreseeable future and as much as possible, continue to develop the 
museum in line with Jon's vision and objectives.

As a short background, I joined HP Australia in 1982 as a Customer 
Engineer maintaining HP3000s, HP250s, all peripherals, terminals etc. I 
stayed with HP for over 26 years (including 5 years in Palo Alto) in a 
range of Services roles and have many fond memories of the company and 
the people I worked with.

While my ability to invest time into the museum is more limited than 
Jon's, I hope to honour both his memory and the legacy of the 'old HP' 
by keeping the museum going as best I can, hopefully with help from the 
HP interest groups across the world.

David Collins

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