Straight 8 up on Ebay just now
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Mon Jul 18 20:22:21 CDT 2016
Our core in any of our classic 8 has never worked it didn't 30 years ago either. ...... just the thought of how many failed components.... yikes! ..... something to procrastinate about.. but I hate to hack out buckets of components. ...............
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From: "Ian S. King" <isking at uw.edu>
Date: 7/18/16 17:29 (GMT-07:00)
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Subject: Re: Straight 8 up on Ebay just now
Absent physical trauma, core seems pretty durable. The electronics around
it may fail but the core planes themselves seem robust. At least that's
been my experience. -- Ian
On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 2:17 PM, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 5:02 PM, <ethan at 757.org> wrote:
> >> 25,000, Alexandria, Va.
> >> Josh Dersch can have one for his home and for work.
> > Is that a dream price for such a system or realistic?
> Curious myself. They don't come up every day. The description says:
> "Last turned on the lights worked but the memory appeared not to
> work." I think from posts on similar systems, it could easily be
> dirty marginal switch contacts or PSU issues, etc, vs damaged core.
> > I notice the corrosion on the front key.
> I'll happily sell him a clean key for a mere 1%...
Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School <http://ischool.uw.edu>
Dissertation: "Why the Conversation Mattered: Constructing a Sociotechnical
Narrative Through a Design Lens
Archivist, Voices From the Rwanda Tribunal <http://tribunalvoices.org>
Value Sensitive Design Research Lab <http://vsdesign.org>
University of Washington
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