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32704Re: [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 05:57 PM, Cory Smelosky wrote:
      >>>> 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. :(
      >
      > Yes.
      >
      >> 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.
      >

      Including yours?

      > Above I meant "I'd say less than twenty of the 5360 model", not of all
      > sub-models like the 5362 etc. All told I'd guess there are less than
      > 50-75 in total.
      >

      That's not a lot at all.

      > -Dave
      >
      >

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