32704Re: [midatlanticretro] Introduction/Small wanted list
- Oct 7, 2013On Mon, 7 Oct 2013, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On 10/07/2013 05:57 PM, Cory Smelosky wrote:Including yours?
>>>> 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's unfortunate. :(
>> That would mean I am aware of 2 of about 3 System/36 owners...
> I personally know of four 5360s in private hands, though I'm certain
> there are more, perhaps a dozen I'd guess.
> Above I meant "I'd say less than twenty of the 5360 model", not of allThat's not a lot at all.
> sub-models like the 5362 etc. All told I'd guess there are less than
> 50-75 in total.
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