Depressing article

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 14 11:32:40 CDT 2017


Many, many years ago I acquired a bunch of Terak micros from a storage
locker.  It was being leased by my employer and  no one had been tracking
what was stored there.  One day a beancounter showed up, questioned the
monthly payment and instructed us to "clean it out".  I got the Teraks.  But,
there was another item sitting in the storage locker.  An Array Processor.
Still bolted to the pallet it shipped on.  Never used.  was intended for use
with a Prime 850 but that deal never went through.  It could also have
been used on a VAX (and maybe even a PDP-11 but I can't say that for
sure.)  I would have taken it except for the fact that it was completely
covered in bird crap because it was out of its packaging and not covered
with anyone.  This was mid 1980's.  Anybody here remember what these
things were worth then?  :-(

bill

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Sent: Friday, July 14, 2017 10:35 AM
To: Al Kossow; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: Depressing article

Unfortunately this seems to be what happens with a lot of old engineers'
hardware.

Thanks,
Jonathan

On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 10:25 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:

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> https://arstechnica.co.uk/science/2017/07/nasa-computer-engineer-basement/
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> of events that happened two years ago that had to be obtained through a
> NASA FOIA request
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