ka... ching!

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Sun Oct 2 15:26:59 CDT 2016

>> On 10/2/16 10:15 AM, Jay West wrote:
>>> I have a new theory. No new machines are ever
>>> found, we all just keep trading ownership of them amongst ourselves,
>>> sometimes with the same machine coming back years later!
>> Thats been a joke at hamfests for decades :-)
On Sun, 2 Oct 2016, Jon Elson wrote:
> It is NOT a joke, it really happens.  The old gear outlasts the owners, and 
> people use it for a while, upgrade, move to a retirement home or whatever, 
> and it goes to someone else.  Then, the cycle repeats.

But imperfectly.
There is some "new" material coming in out of cluttered closets, or even 
newly manufactured items, sufficiently arcane to be worthwhile (such as 
OQO, Kryoflux, etc.)
And, whenever one of us dies, things are lost.  Let us hope that MOST of 
the good stuff remains around, but realistically, it doesn't always 
happen.  How much of Don Maslin's collection of knowledge and information 
was recovered?

Hence, stagnation is reduced, but some wondrous stuff gets lost forever.

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at xenosoft.com

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