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Thu May 12 01:55:21 CDT 2016
I am glad to see this effort of Jon's remain Independent. I believe he
would have wanted it that way.
Ed Sharpe archivist for SMECC
In a message dated 5/11/2016 11:50:30 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
curiousmarc3 at gmail.com writes:
This is great news despite the sorrow. Thank you for that, the museum is
such an awesome resource for HP collectors. I saw your video on the 2116
restoration were both Jon and you appear. We have at least one more at the
CHM, just as a static display for now. I hope I can visit you in Melbourne one
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> On May 10, 2016, at 2:25 PM, Paul Berger <phb.hfx at gmail.com> wrote:
> The following was posted on hpmuseum.org 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 hpmuseum.net 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
> 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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