32702Re: [midatlanticretro] Introduction/Small wanted list
- Oct 7, 2013On Mon, 7 Oct 2013, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On 10/07/2013 05:50 PM, Cory Smelosky wrote:That's unfortunate. :(
>>>> 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.
That would mean I am aware of 2 of about 3 System/36 owners...
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