chenmel at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 28 16:36:45 CST 2005
On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 00:56:14 -0800
Lyle Bickley <lbickley at bickleywest.com> wrote:
> On Sunday 27 February 2005 16:37, William Donzelli wrote:
> > > My first "home" computer was a CDC-160A which I purchased (for
> > > more $ than I'd care to admit) around 1968.
> > Was this purchase for a home based business, or strictly for fun?
> > And just how much was it?
> I used the "excuse" that I was going to use it for a home based
> business - but I really just wanted one to "play" with. It was
> fortuitous that I was working at IBM when the "$ to standard-of-living
> ratio" was good....
> I purchased the it directly from CDC and paid $25,000 for the 160A and
> it's associated Frieden Flexowriter (both in "used, rebuilt"
> That was a lot of bucks in 1968 dollars, but I was "desperate" for a
> home computer...
> Lyle Bickley
> Bickley Consulting West Inc.
> "Black holes are where God is dividing by zero"
I'm surprised you didn't get in trouble as an IBM employee for owning a
CDC machine, back in that day and age.
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