Austin Goodwill computer works
scaron at umich.edu
Sat Jun 27 09:16:11 CDT 2015
Yeah, I figured something like this would have happened eventually; running
a computer museum is pretty far out of Goodwill's charter. That is what
happens when you give your old stuff to Goodwill; they sell it. Hopefully
some of the cooler stuff gets back to the original owner, and there's
always the proverbial "guy with deep pockets" but I would be disappointed
had I been a donor or volunteer. It's sort of disappointing to see how the
whole thing was handled.
On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 3:01 AM, <COURYHOUSE at aol.com> wrote:
> maybe someone has a copy on disc
> if so lets get it
> thrift shop = computer museum?
> In a message dated 6/26/2015 11:58:28 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
> jws at jwsss.com writes:
> On 6/26/2015 11:46 PM, Pontus Pihlgren wrote:
> > I had a private conversation with Stephen(who started the
> > nekochan thread) and he said that some things have gone back to
> > donors and that they will keep some select items. The 8/s is one
> > of the machines that they are keeping.
> > I get the imprwssion that it's a rather controlled an
> > responsible shutdown.
> > /P
> If they are retaining the PDP 8/S they just dumped the original history
> of the restoration in the auction I posted. not so good.
> I would be open to suggestions that his is not a unique artifact, given
> the appearance of the cover. But that speculation is contradicted by
> the fact that the pages are all in individual slip covers. Again if the
> 8/s went somewhere this should have gone with it.
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