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32702Re: [midatlanticretro] Introduction/Small wanted list

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  • Cory Smelosky
    Oct 7, 2013
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      On Mon, 7 Oct 2013, Dave McGuire wrote:

      > On 10/07/2013 05:50 PM, Cory Smelosky wrote:
      >>>> And an IBM system/36 5362 (sort-of kidding about this one as I doubt
      >>>> anyone would have one let alone have one they would be willing to sell,
      >>>> though I do wish to acquire one eventually)
      >>>
      >>> I have a 5360 here, but it'll be STAYING here. ;) Aside from that,
      >>> though...I have seen 5362s pop up on eBay from time to time. They're
      >>> not very common, but they're around, so don't give up just yet!
      >>>
      >>
      >> The System/36 looks like a neat box. I'd be surprised if you only had one.
      >
      > They are. But they're little-known and underappreciated by the
      > technical world.
      >
      > There are very few in private hands, I'd say less than twenty of all
      > models. This is because the vast majority of them were leased, and IBM
      > came and took them away at the end of the lease period, and either
      > re-leased them or destroyed them. This effectively prevented the
      > creation of any sort of secondary market for the hardware.
      >
      > -Dave
      >
      >

      That's unfortunate. :(

      That would mean I am aware of 2 of about 3 System/36 owners...

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