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30932Re: [midatlanticretro] WRT VMS: The Gray/Grey Wall

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  • Dave McGuire
    May 23, 2013
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      If 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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