Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Interesting Thread in vintage-computer.com about ages of hobbyists on topic
WOuld it be ok to put this on my 1219 page in vintagecomputer.net? I get
some traffic to the site about the Univac 1219/questions.
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> From: "Dave McGuire" <Mcguire@...>vintage-computer.com about ages of hobbyists on topic
> Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:16 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Interesting Thread in
>'73. My first
> On 03/20/2013 10:02 AM, joshbensadon wrote:
> >> I'm one of the self-professed "old farts" in the group, HS class of
> >> computer was an IBM 360/67, where I learned FORTRAN.most of us to
> >> Punched card technology left a big impression on me. not feasible for
> >> collect mainframesshare the lessons
> > We need more "old farts", I wish more like you would get online and
> > of yesteryear.tomorrow
> I come from the "in between" generation, HS class of 1987; I turn 44
> actually. In my pre-teen years I eagerly read everything I could aboutthese new "home
> computers", but early on, a neighbor recognized my love for technologyand gave me a
> stack of Datamation magazines. That pretty much determined my destiny.I don't have
> > I wish we all had lots of space for collecting mainframes, etc. Sadly,
> > the space either, so for this reason I'm working on focusing mycollection to the
> > Computers featured in Popular Electronics & Radio Electronics.fairly
> Don't dismiss the idea yet. I didn't have huge amounts of space until
> recently. It's nowhere near as difficult/expensive to get as everyoneseems to think.
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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- On 03/21/2013 09:16 PM, Wesley Furr wrote:
> The only thing I would like to have had that I've turned down was an HP 9000Drawing the line at machines one can't move oneself is a good thing.
> L1000...not really vintage though. I drew the line at something I couldn't
> move on my own. :-) Would probably have made a nice space heater though...
I have an IBM z/890 here. It weighs 2100lbs. No typo.
I can drive a forklift on my own. =)
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA