[rescue] AlphaServer ES40 in Chicago- Anyone interested?
bdeloria at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 09:47:49 CDT 2008
I've got a NEXT Color Slab that I bought at a computer show years ago and
never powered up. I didn't get a hold of the keyboards, could never meet up
with the vendor again. Available for shipping and handling from Chicago, I
don't want to pitch it I'd rather ship it some place.
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 5:36 AM, Michael-John Turner <mj at turner.org.za>
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 02:58:18PM -0600, Robert Darlington wrote:
> > But I have a real soft spot for SGI stuff, worthless or not, it's
> > beautifully designed. They seem like, arguably, the absolute high
> > point of workstation design in their era-- especially the Octanes and
> > onyx. The NeXT is pretty beautifully designed too.
> Couldn't agree with you more. As a high school kid I can remember lusting
> after the Indy, which SGI was advertising in Byte in those days (91/92
> IIRC). SGIs certainly aren't the toughest machines, what with all that
> plastic, but for me they're the perfect mix between form and function -
> power of Unix but with multimedia support (for want of a better term) and
> lots of style. And as odd as it is, I quite like IRIX and 4Dwm.
> Would love a NeXT machine, but I never managed to find one when I was in
> South Africa and they don't seem to pop up on eBay too often now that I'm
> in the UK. I do still have an SS5/110 and a copy of NeXTSTEP 3.3 for SPARC
> that I must get around to playing with though....
> Michael-John Turner
> mj at mjturner.net | http://mjturner.net/
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