Re: Field Trip to the Surplus MiniComputer @ DataLink
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...>
> Sure, it sounds like a fun trip. Not sure what if anything I'd
> might as well look. Maybe you could chime on what, if anything,would be
> good for the MARCH collection. We don't normally like to buy stuffand
> (donations are key!) but if something is important for us to have --
> not too pricey -- then I wouldn't hesitate to buy it myself anddonate it.
I have an old Sun 3/60 that I could donate to MARCH, if it's looking
for a SUN workstation -- this is a wide, flat Pizzabox-shaped machine
consisting of a single VME card (Motorola 68020-based).
The thing is -- I've never tested if the thing works (very likely
dead NVRAM, but that's easily fixable). I *might* also have the
period-correct keyboard for it.
Let me know. If you're interested, I'll try and plug it in sometime
this weekend and find out if we're dealing with a dead machine or
not. (D'oh, in 20/20 hindsight, I probably should have found out if
it's working before offering to donate, but, that's sleep deprivation