[rescue] Re: [geeks] IKEA "Jerker" desk instructions?

Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez lefa at ucsc.edu
Mon Feb 16 20:34:52 CST 2004

On Mon, 16 Feb 2004, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Feb 2004, Andrew Weiss wrote:
> > OR how about big unknown computers... either ones that aren't
> > understood (the non-Intel variety) or even WORSE... large Intel
> > boxes... are called mainframes.
> If I ever want to pop a blood vessel, I just browse the mainframe eBay
> category.  There're lots of cool s/390 and occasionally older stuff,
> right next to Intel motherboards and Linux distribution CDs.

And for some reason in ebay-land VME rack=Mainframe too.

Unisys and NCR started corrupting the term mainframe long ago, so it seems
they have suceeded somehow.

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