[rescue] Resurrecting an IBM RS/6000 model 590

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Feb 17 11:18:55 CST 2004

On Feb 17, 2004, at 3:01 AM, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:
> I doubt this machine can be of much use, the front end is pretty much
> unobtanium, the OS too, and I think it may be water cooled. At least 
> when
> I saw it last year they told me it needed a special generator stuff, I
> doubt this could be used at home, even with extensive electrical
> modifications. It is however a pretty neat looking machine.

   Oh yeah?  Watch me.

> Thankfully I still keep in touch with some of my mentors, I love 
> spending
> time with old school computer architects. Most American kids are too
> interested in making the quick bucks and are not willing to hear the
> lessons some of these magnificent American engineers have to share.

   Don't ever stop this.  Far too few people do this...that's why we 
have kids running around thinking x86 is a great architecture and 
Visual Basic is a wonderful programming language.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
Cape Coral, FL                   feels a little better."     -Ed

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