Sun3 valuations?

Al Kossow aek at
Mon Jan 22 12:24:38 CST 2018

On 1/22/18 10:08 AM, Pete Lancashire wrote:

> BTW I had at home a LBP1 ? that came from the R&D Labs. Quite the beast it used a toner that was suspended in a liquid.

Not that anyone seems to collect printers, but the LBP1 and the Canon engine were some of the
first 'inexpensive mass-produced' laser printers.

I don't know of any that still survive.

Before that, if you were lucky enough to be at Stanford, MIT, or CMU, you could use the Dover
and Altos that were part of Xerox's University Grant Program. Copies of well-known papers from the early
80s are very distinctive because they were printed on them.

Eventually, the Dover was networked to other computers. Stanford had a rather big 3mbit research Ethernet
made with SUN board gateways.

Not that any of this has much to do with Sun-3, other that it was possible to plug a SUN 3mbit ethernet
board into one with a Multibus adapter. I had packets coming out of a Sun-3 a VERY long time ago and
still have a bunch of the 3mbit Multibus boards.

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