Classic computing goes mainstream....
scaron at umich.edu
Sun Feb 8 11:30:07 CST 2015
+1. I'm mostly coasting on what I have left from what I accumulated back in
high school, this stuff is just so expensive now (aside, eternal thanks to
Bob R. for helping me to get a Q-bus VAX or two back in the fold).
I suppose that's the nature of many hobbies... Probably why most fads are
On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 3:07 AM, N0body H0me <n0body.h0me at inbox.com> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
> > Sent: Sat, 7 Feb 2015 21:15:36 -0000
> > To: jdr_use at bluewin.ch, cctalk at classiccmp.org, classiccmp at classiccmp.org
> > Subject: RE: Classic computing goes mainstream....
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Jos
> >> Dreesen
> >> Sent: 07 February 2015 16:35
> >> To: classiccmp at classiccmp.org
> >> Subject: Classic computing goes mainstream....
> >> Even the BBC is reporting : http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31188257
> >> Wil we see a flood of speccies and BBC-B ?
> >> Jos
> > Oh dear! Mentioning values like that on the BBC is not going to make it
> > any easier for the genuine enthusiasts, who don't collect for the
> > monetary value.
> > Regards
> > Rob
> Actually, it's been a bitch for quite some time now; lots of guys with
> deep pockets driving up prices on machines we could get for very little
> money back in the day.
> But that's old news; this dynamic occurs in many instances where you have
> a small, niche interest that's embraced later by a larger (and more well-
> heeled) crowd.
> I just hold on to the few treasures I have from that period (and before),
> and grit my teeth if I have to pay the occasional premium for a part I
> need to get something working.
> That's just the way it is. On occasion, I will sell a part to someone
> who needs it; some kind folks on this forum and elsewhere have done the
> same for me.
> Yeah, I own a couple of items that could conceivably be considered
> 'Investment Grade', but that's not why I still own them. I don't
> buy much anymore; I just wanted to participate in a cheap but interesting
> hobby. It's still interesting, but it hasn't been cheap in a long time.
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