Larry Niven's Altair
drlegendre at gmail.com
Sat Jul 25 01:44:06 CDT 2015
Larry Niven's Altair??
That sounds an awful lot like Hitler's Canoe, if you know what I mean.. ;-)
On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 10:32 PM, Jason Scott <jason at textfiles.com> wrote:
> Already removed.
> On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 10:14 PM, <dave at 661.org> wrote:
> > An Altair 8800 that once belonged to Larry Niven is up for auction.
> > Larry Niven has long been a member of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy
> > Society (www.lasfs.org). This group has existed since 1934 and was the
> > starting point for many science fiction and fantasy authors. Larry Niven
> > one of them. This computer was purchased by him, but mainly used by his
> > wife. In time, she got a newer computer and this one was made the club
> > computer. It served in that capacity for many years until it too was
> > replaced and was taken in by another club member who didn't want to see
> > parted out or thrown away. Fast-forward to 2008. I was contacted by that
> > other club member to liquidate his collection. We went to Larry Niven's
> > house whereupon he autographed this computer on the lid and the rear.
> > I don't know if the drive unit was used by the Nivens with this computer,
> > but it matches and is from the same collection.
> > I also don't know where the client went. I haven't heard from him in
> > years.
> > You can see pictures in high resolution at
> > The auction is here (will be live July 25 at 3pm pacific)
> > http://www.ebay.com/itm/231632418798
> > --
> > David Griffith
> > dave at 661.org
> > A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text.
> > Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> > A: Top-posting.
> > Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?
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