[rescue] Mainframe on eBay

Erie Patsellis erie at shelbyvilledesign.com
Fri Sep 16 23:17:18 CDT 2005

Same here,
my first "personal computer" was a PDP-8E (scrounged from "disposed of" 
service tech returns)  Damn boot rom boards never failed, had to toggle 
in the boot by hand.(I was much younger and patient then)
In fact DEC was a great company to work for, but went downhill in the 
mid 80's during the time I was there...


Skeezics Boondoggle wrote:

>Well, I'm an old DEC geek, turned Unix geek, turned general-purpose
>non-IBM geek.  I just never got into that whole world; IBM always left me
>cold.  I have great respect for their engineering (especially in the
>employment of explosive bolts) and for their commitment to doing some of
>the coolest R&D around.  I'm greatly impressed by POWER/PPC, and I think
>IBM is the only company out there that can keep the awful prospect of
>Intel/x86 hegemony at bay.  But AIX is a hateful abomination, and their
>cozying up to and enabling of M$ in their early years is unforgiveable. 
>Gosh, today I'm just full of opinions... or somethin', at any rate. :-)
>-- Chris
>rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue

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