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19482Re: [midatlanticretro] Updates re: minis, museum

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  • B Degnan
    Jan 5, 2011
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      Good news.

      Bill "formatting disks in the Xerox 820" Degnan

      At 08:55 PM 1/5/2011, you wrote:
      >Just got home and I am EXHAUSTED.
      >Justin and I met up at 1:00 today at the home of David K. (the person
      >selling that lot of minicomputers on ebay). We three staged everything
      >for the big move up his stairs. John, who was the buyer, arrived around
      >2:00 with his uncle. We all kept working and finally finished moving it
      >all our of David's basement and into John's rental truck and Justin's
      >SUV by 6:30.
      >John's primary interest was the DEC minis, and so he donated to MARCH:
      >- DG Eclipse S/130
      >- Several PC-based IBM S/36 boxes
      >- HP-3000
      >- SPARCstation
      >- Many terminals
      >- Various disks, manuals, tapes, etc
      >Moving the Eclipse rack was especially fun .... because I stayed out of
      >the way. :)
      >Justin can fill in the details of all this. My brain is full.
      >Museum-wise, I got about five minutes away from David's house and then
      >decided I was too tired to go to a meeting tonight. Came home instead.
      >So, for you Chris F., I will check on our CDC hard drive this Sunday.
      >Also, last Sunday was very good at InfoAge, according to Jeff B. who
      >staffed our exhibits for the first half of the day. He reported:
      > >>> We got a semi-steady stream of visitors who were visiting the
      >trains. Mostly casual type visitors. Some more interested than others. A
      >total of about 20-30 .... One guy wants to donate a Kaypro ..... Another
      >guy wants to donate a Heathkit 8
      >Haven't heard from Jeff J. about how the second half of the day went.
      >That's all for now from the home office ..... !
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