Unused Collections (was: Re: SGI Onyx - Three Phase to Two Phase conversion)
classiccmp at memory-alpha.org.uk
Wed Oct 10 20:44:12 CDT 2007
> You are getting dangerously close to one of the great
>revelations of collecting life:
> Most collectors do not do anything with their
> Nearly all of us are on this constant drive to get new items,
>chase them down, acquire them - then put them in the pile. 5
>percent of the pile gets used and played with 95 percent of the
Never a truer word said....
I used to use the majority of my collection on and off, back when it was
limited to around 10 machines. Once it grew larger than that, things became
problematical (at one point I had well over 60 machines!). More and more
machines got "mothballed" I ended up with a situation where I simply don't
have the space to actually set up *ANY* of them....despite having gotten rid
of some 15 machines so far this year (and only acquiring 2 or 3 new ones).
The thing is though, my interest in them is primarily in the hardware
anyway. Once I've stripped them down, repaired them and found out what
"makes them tick" my interest in them is pretty much over (though again,
I've not had the room to strip down/repair any of the machines I've
collected over the past 10 years or so, dammit).
TTFN - Pete.
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