obscure forgoten Machean of Europe?

Adrian Stoness tdk.knight at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 13:53:32 CDT 2016

i relize that ive got a pile of dec myself but nice to get other stuff on
radar to look out for.

siemens went around buying out companies and dismantling them in the
industrial world allot and still does kinda a piss of as some really good
products have been tossed to the curb by them over the yrs my dads an
insturmentation technoligist. so seen all sorts things.

On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 12:25 PM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>

>     > From: Adrian Stoness
>     > All seems we see is HP and Dec mostly talked about
> Well, don't forget that i) a lot of people (like me) are interested in
> things
> they worked with 'back in the day', and for many people, that is very
> likely
> to be DEC and HP machines, since they were very common, ii) the
> conversation
> is partially driven by what's available now, and again, because they were
> so
> common BITD, there are more of them now, and finally iii) the list has a
> lot
> of US-based members, and they wouldn't have run across (either back then,
> or
> now) machines from the somewhat obscure European manufacturers.
> I don't think anyone looks down on the more obscure machines, in fact I
> personally (and many others, I suspect) are very happy to see people paying
> attention to them, and my respects to the people who are working to save
> them.
>         Noel

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