8690Re: [midatlanticretro] FW: VAX equipment
- Jul 17, 2008Jim Scheef wrote:
> This would make a great mini-computer exhibit down the road when we moveI'd be happy to donate my VAX 8700 to the museum when the time comes.
> the museum to the larger buildings in the back. It's size is perhaps
> it's best attribute as opening the cabinet would allow people to see the
> components and how a middle-size system was constructed. The fact that
> it is in working or near working condition makes it even better. And it
> is one of our target East coast computer manufacturers.
> What do we know about the VAXen we already have? There is a
> middlin-sized VAX cabinet in one of the store rooms. What model is it?
> Is it purported to work? I would like to get this VAX6000 for the museum
> but only if the price comes down to zero and Sridhar gets first dibs at
> that price. So, after all that, if they guy is willing to donate it, we
> would need a truck with a ramp to pick it up and take it somewhere other
> than InfoAge for storage.
> The DEC reseller is probably interested in the processor card without
> which the system is worthless. So we need the system complete as is. The
> note about the terminals >>There are a couple of terminals including a
> print unit.<< The 'print unit' is probably a DECwriter, something we can
> use for many, many projects.
> Short term it might be worth it to get this thing just to get a DECwriter!
A VAX 6000 is too new for Evan not to get pissed off.
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