30932Re: [midatlanticretro] WRT VMS: The Gray/Grey Wall
- May 23, 2013If noone else can save it, I will take it...so if someone will definitely
get it, please inform the list. Due primarily to classiccmp-style
curmudgeons, COMPLETE sets are becoming very difficult to find.
And speaking of Gray Walls, I have two incomplete sets here...since they're
already incomplete, I don't mind breaking them up further. If anyone has an
almost-complete set, send me your "missing" list and I'll see if I can fill
it. Cost of shipping, of course.
On 05/23/2013 10:56 AM, Brian Schenkenberger, VAXman- wrote:
> The VMS operating system is vast and therefore, so was its documentation.
> The VMS V5.x documentation set was produced and housed in gray/grey ring-
> binder tomes and, when it sat on shelving, looked like a gray/grey wall;
> hence, the colloquial term: The Gray/Grey Wall. If you are unfamiliar,
> there are approximately 20 tomes each in groupings for programming, user
> and management for a total of approximately 60 tomes. Most of the tomes
> are sub-divided.
> If you, or the museum at InfoAge, are interested in owning your very own
> "Gray/Grey Wall" there's a set available for the asking. Its owner only
> asks only for the cost to ship it, if need be. This set set is/was owned
> by a paragon in VMS development -- no, it's not me in this case -- who has
> quite the history of product development and patent ownership in the VMS
> space; so, sight unseen, I would assume that this set has been well kept
> and maintained over the years.
> If you are interested, contact me and I will put you in contact with the
> party trying to dispense of this set. It must be claimed by the end of
> the month (May 2013) or it will see its demise in the skip.
> FWIW, this set is in Ohio.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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