A computer collection in Italy

Robert Jarratt robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Tue Apr 5 10:40:52 CDT 2016

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Antonio
> Carlini
> Sent: 05 April 2016 10:07
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: A computer collection in Italy
> I came across this:
> http://www.lastampa.it/2016/03/23/edizioni/biella/alberto-lingegnere-che-
> salva-le-vecchie-glorie-dei-computer-gV1q0KqnJI1hEGCzDrqiJJ/pagina.html
> which lead me on to
> http://www.lastampa.it/2015/08/25/edizioni/biella/dai-pc-di-jurassic-park-
> ai-primi-computer-del-cnr-nsFSDGxVnfcZv7B2oqxm7M/pagina.html
> Alberto Rubinelli has a warehouse full of machines (8134 that have been
> catalogued and maybe 4000 more that are yet to be catalogued). The article
> mentions a VAX-11/780 and and an "IBM 390", but no pictures of either.
> There's a Laptop Grid Computer 1520 but it's not quite clear whether it is
> that flew on the shuttle or just the same type as one that did.
> His aim is to have them all running and to open a museum.
> Antonio
> --
> Antonio Carlini
> arcarlini at iee.org

Actually I now realise I *have* been in contact with him, 7 years ago. I
asked if I could come and visit when next in the area (I visit the area
quite often), but at the time he didn't seem very ready for visitors. I will
try again at Christmas, as that will be my next visit.

The newspaper article says all the machines work, but I find that really
hard to believe. Probably journalistic hyperbole.



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