What's the rarest or most unusual computer-related item do you own?
bhilpert at shaw.ca
Wed Jan 11 01:42:58 CST 2017
On 2017-Jan-10, at 11:37 PM, Brad H wrote:
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> From: Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com>
> Date: 2017-01-10 11:24 PM (GMT-08:00)
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Subject: Re: What's the rarest or most unusual computer-related item do you
> On 01/10/2017 09:58 PM, Brad H wrote:
>> Am envying the Altair guys though. I want one but they always come
>> up at just the wrong time.
> I've still got the 8800 I built (with all those crappy white stranded
> wires) back in the day. It's not that great, trust me.
> I moved to an IMSAI box and finally to an Integrand box. Don't have the
> IMSAI any longer, but still have the Integrand.
> Haven't powered any of them up in 30 years. One tends to forget about
>> such stuff.
> For me it'd be purely about the history. Gates and Allen writing the interpreter without an actual Altair to work on. Allen writing the bootstrap on the plane he took to pitch to MITS. Gates' first written tirade about piracy.
> An Altair isn't out of my reach.. just.. other stuff (like the Mark-8 boards) keeps coming up just as I've stored enough money to buy one.
In the vein of arcania, somewhere I have an original copy of the Altair newsletter with the letter from Bill about software pirating.
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