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Re: [midatlanticretro] MARCH visitor today

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  • B Degnan
    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
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 23, 2009
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      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.
      Bill

      Jim Scheef wrote:
      > Evan,
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > Jim
      >
      > 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.
      >>
      >>
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