[rescue] DEC VAX (Philly area craigslist)

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Wed Sep 19 00:00:18 CDT 2007

On Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 10:38:15PM -0600, Robert Darlington wrote:
> Woah, I think that's mine (or formerly mine).

I would love to have one of those "pedestal" model VAXen; the very
first "big iron" / non-DOS-or-8bit-machine I ever touched/used was 
a VAX 4000-700A.  MERCUR.USAO.EDU (sadly, that hostname now just
points to a Sun box).

My very first email address was STUBRADFOWC at MERCUR.USAO.EDU.  I
created and setup USAO.EDU's very first web server as my summer
"Independent Study" project in '95, after doing a "USAO Guide to
Internet Resources" (aka "Internet for Dummies, for VAX/VMS") as my
project the year before.  They even sold the book in the campus 
bookstore for a couple of years.

Ahh, 132-column lineprinters and greenbar paper; the Green Card Spam;
"THE INTERNET IS FULL GO AWAY", Doom on 3.5 floppies, Purity Tests
and MAJESTIC-12.  1993-1995 was fun.


Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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