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

Ben Sinclair ben at bensinclair.com
Thu Jan 12 10:18:24 CST 2017

Here's another little item that I have, though I'm not sure if it's rare. I
can't figure out what it actually came from, but it's a UNIVAC branded
drawer pull (I believe). I imagine it came from something like a console
desk, though I've scoured photos of various UNIVACs and haven't seen
anything exactly like it.

It makes a nice little desk ornament at least!

Here's a photo:

Also in that photo is a NeXT and an SMS card from an IBM 1130!

On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 9:22 AM, Paul Koning <paulkoning at comcast.net> wrote:

> > On Jan 11, 2017, at 9:30 PM, william degnan <billdegnan at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > On Jan 11, 2017 9:00 PM, "Paul Koning" <paulkoning at comcast.net> wrote:
> >> ...
> >> Mine is: a working PLATO terminal -- orange plasma panel -- skillfully
> > restored to full operating condition by Aaron Woolfson.  It's connected
> to
> > a PLATO system I brought back to life, runnning on an emulated CDC 6000
> > series machine (DtCyber emulator by Tom Hunter).
> >>
> >>        paul
> >>
> >>
> >
> > This In would like to see!
> The Living Computer Museum in Seattle has several, both the microprocessor
> based "PLATO V" terminal I have, and the original straight logic "PLATO IV"
> terminals built by Magnavox.  All working.  I've seen them logged on at the
> Cyber1.org PLATO system (that's the one I mentioned).
>         paul

Ben Sinclair
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