classics I threw away or sold ... foolishly

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Thu May 19 01:24:13 CDT 2016

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> From: swiftgriggs at
> Sent: Wed, 18 May 2016 14:50:17 -0600 (MDT)
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> Subject: classics I threw away or sold ... foolishly
> I've stack-ranked all the classic items that I, to my everlasting shame,
> let go of at some point and now I feel like it was a mistake:

I also have led a life of Classic Computer Regret & Sorrow:

1. Apple Quadra 840av. The sweetest Mac I've ever owned.
   Sorely missed.  LIkely stolen.

2. VaxStation 4000/90.  Had two. These were probably thrown away.

3. NCR Tower 1632.  Ran an early SYSV, I had the install tapes

4. HP Intergral - Lost when the basement flooded

5. SwTPc 6800's - Both machines lost in the above flood

6. Smoke Signal Broadcasting 9512 - This was a 6809 running OS/9.
   Sold it because "I have enough SS-50 boxes already".

7. PDP-11/73 - Another one likely thrown away.

8. PDP-11/23+ - Hardware test bed, I was using it to work on my
   RL02 drive.  Flood victim.

9. Commodore 128D - complete with keyboard, built like a tank.
   By the time they drained the basement, it was likely a rusted
   pile of junk.

Most of these I either got free, or for very little money.
I see the prices fetched for these systems today, and I can
do little but shake my head and be glad for what I still

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