Re: [midatlanticretro] MARCH visitor today
- At some point soon I will stop by to get the info. If I understand
correctly this is her 2nd computer. She had an IBM something or another
before the Burroughs. Hard to believe.
Jim Scheef wrote:
> It would be good to get a history from the original owner. How did she
> decide to buy that particular machine? What was used for? How was it
> supported and maintained over the years? Who did the programming? Etc.,
> etc. A good history would add a lot to the significance of the machine.
> I wonder if she has any pictures of the machine as it was installed.
> Evan Koblentz wrote:
>> Dave McGuire visited our museum all the way from Florida today. Sridhar
>> joined us.
>> Dave drove a large box truck with a lift gate, and he swung by Delaware
>> to rescue the Burroughs L-7000 for us. Another part of the L-7000 still
>> needs rescuing; Dave says he may help again in a few days from now.
>> Otherwise, the second part can be disassembled and moved in a smaller
>> vehicle some other time.
>> He said the previous owner is a 90-something-year-old woman who is the *
>> original * owner and who used the computer to run her jewelry business
>> for many years. Supposedly there are some documents, etc. that she's
>> going to look for and give to us as well.
>> Being a DEC fan, Dave loved our PDP-8. Even took some pictures for him,
>> posing with it .... nor had he ever seen an Altair 8800 in person, so of
>> course we demonstrated that.
>> A fun evening.