[SunRescue] a sad, sad day

ward at zilla.nu ward at zilla.nu
Wed Dec 15 10:17:34 CST 1999

Some places, like the University of Mississippi, have strange depreciation 
tables, or rather, a lack thereof.

An 8086 that cost $5k in 1986 is worth $5k today.  However, if you upgraded with
a $500 386 board, it is now worth $5500.  You can slate it for auction if you 
want, but that's troublesome red tape, so folks just hand 'em over to property
control for storage, who then clean it out later with no concept of the value
of the equipment.  They just know that these old 8086s are worthless, so most of
the eqipment they touch is classified as "worthless obsolete junk."  The UofM
auctions are often fun, as you can find old Vax eq and pentiums at times, but
the folks I know mostly go fo rcars and furniture.

It may even be a State of MS thing, rather than a Univ thing.


On Wed, Dec 15, 1999 at 08:54:24AM -0500, Alan Rubin wrote:
> I think there are tax reasons.
> alan
> On Wed, 15 Dec 1999, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > On Wed, 15 Dec 1999, Bj?rn Ramqvist wrote:
> > >Why, oh why doesn't everyone see the value of things. Why THROW AWAY
> > >things?
> > >Heh, give to the poor ones atleast!

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