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Re: [midatlanticretro] Fwd: curious: "world's oldest working computer"

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  • Brian Schenkenberger, VAXman-
    ... Now if they would have only observed more care putting this one away! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism -- VAXman- A Bored Certified VMS
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 13, 2009
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      B Degnan <billdeg@...> writes:

      >Brian Schenkenberger, VAXman- wrote:
      >> Bill Mauchly <bmauchly@...> writes:
      >>
      >>
      >>> Curious: The UK has announced that the "world's oldest working computer"
      >>> has been moved back into a museum where they will mount an effort to
      >>> refurbish it, to try to get it to work.
      >>>
      >>> http://gajitz.com/compute-this-worlds-oldest-working-computer-on-display/
      >>>
      >>
      >> If it's the "oldest working computer", why do they need to mount an effort
      >> refurbish it to try to get it to work?
      >>
      >>
      >Yes the classic Ebay line "It worked when I put it into storage 30 years
      >ago" does not count as working, but in this case I am sure a lot of care
      >was put into storing it away. At least I hope

      Now if they would have only observed more care putting this one away!

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism

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