Setting up a VAXstation

Tony Duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Mon Oct 8 17:12:40 CDT 2007


> I did say that cheap commodity hardware is the reason I don't repair
> defective components, I just swap them out. However, that's not the
> reason why I don't try to repair collectable kit. The thing *is* that
> for pretty much my entire working life - i.e., the last 2 decades -
> this has been the case, so I never learned electronics or how to do
> component-level diagnosis or repair. And what's more, the skill is
> more obsolete now than ever.

The last is a complete non-sequitur.

OK, for most of us classic computing is a hobby, and a hobby is something
you do becuase you enjoy it, but that doesn't mean you don't have a learn
particular skills for that hobby that are useless elsewhere (for example
in your job). 

-tony



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