What's the rarest or most unusual computer-related item do you own?

Ian S. King isking at uw.edu
Tue Jan 10 17:26:30 CST 2017

I'd have to say my VAX 6000-600.  It has six processors, and therefore is
alternatively known as the VAX 6660 - the Devil's VAX.  :-)  I've not been
able to boot it because I don't have three-phase power to my house.
However, I've been informed that the H405 can be rewired to run correctly
off dryer power, which I do have.  That's one of the (many) projects on my
post-dissertation list.

With six processors and a half-gigabyte of RAM, I've been told this is
probably the most built-out VAX 6600 remaining.  -- Ian
Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School <http://ischool.uw.edu>
Dissertation: "Why the Conversation Mattered: Constructing a Sociotechnical
Narrative Through a Design Lens

Archivist, Voices From the Rwanda Tribunal <http://tribunalvoices.org>
Value Sensitive Design Research Lab <http://vsdesign.org>

University of Washington

There is an old Vulcan saying: "Only Nixon could go to China."

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