News about

David Collins davidk.collins at
Sat May 14 21:39:47 CDT 2016

A further update to the HP Computer Museum website.  This weekend it appears
the site was comprised and hacking files were found in the site.  The site
and associated mail accounts have been taken offline until the issue can be

Only a temporary outage but I can't say how long it will be yet.

David Collins

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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 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  day.

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> On May 10, 2016, at 2:25 PM,  Paul Berger <phb.hfx at> wrote:
> 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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