Classics long overdue a Boot.

Austin Pass austinpass at
Thu May 19 17:15:04 CDT 2016

> On 19 May 2016, at 22:09, Todd Killingsworth <killingsworth.todd at> wrote:
> Ah!  I've always wanted to play with a Crimson... ever since I saw them
> being used for visualization at the Army Corp of Engineers back in the
> early 90's.  I was working in a different group and never got to use them.
> Not even sure where to look for one nowadays.
> Todd Killingsworth.

They're a pretty spectacular machine, in physical presence as well as function (esp. with RealityEngine GFX).

We had some building work done recently, and the Crimson was protected under a custom felt lined dust sheet made by a removals friend of mine (made from a cut-down piano cover for anyone interested!)  When steels etc. were being installed in a particular area, the workmen were instructed to move it *with extreme care* to the furthest, cleanest point before proceeding. They carried this out for 3 weeks with extreme diligence. One of them - the youngest - when leaving admitted to taking a peek under the dust cover and googled what he found. Asking me about it, he wasn't at all surprised that I was so attached to a 24 year old gigantic workstation and forced his colleagues to watch Jurassic Park to show them "that giant b*stard under the dust sheet we've been hefting around!"


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