R: HP systems AS400

Mazzini Alessandro mazzinia at tin.it
Tue Nov 4 03:48:50 CST 2014

Things may change. There are some talks going on with IBM high level managers -current ceo involved- to create an hobbyist program (at least for old boxes).. found out by chance on usenet.
Cross fingers...

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Da: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] Per conto di Nigel Williams
Inviato: martedì 4 novembre 2014 09:40
A: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Oggetto: Re: HP systems AS400

On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 6:45 PM, Evan Linwood <evan.linwood at eastek.com.au> wrote:
> I'm located in Melbourne also and would be interested in these systems.
> I've sent an email to the address listed on the HP Museum website 
> already, I thought I'd let you know as a courtesy.
> Thanks very much for the notice - Evan

I think there are about 4 or 5 die-hard AS/400s fans in Australia, at least based on bids against AS/400s on eBay and a few chance encounters.

AS/400s on eBay seems to have dried up in the last 12-months, for a while we were seeing a couple every few months, but none for a long time now.

They're one of the least hobbyist-friendly machines you can find so perhaps not that surprising they're in so few collectors' hands.

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