[rescue] What to do with old Sun h/w?

microcode at zoho.com microcode at zoho.com
Fri Oct 11 00:57:59 CDT 2013

On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 10:54:18PM -0700, John Floren wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 10:49 PM,  <microcode at zoho.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 10:35:52PM -0700, John Floren wrote:
> >
> >> There was a CDC card punch on the loading dock at work some time ago,
> >> somehow it survived in storage or a basement or wherever.
> >
> > I have never seen one of those.
> >
> >> Unfortunately, because of regulations, there is no possible way I
> >> could have retrieved that thing. I don't think we're even allowed to
> >> give stuff to schools or museums. I'd have loved to have that, and the
> >> IBM card sorter next to it, in my living room :)
> >
> > You have a card sorter? That must be some living room! I'm not familiar with
> > all the models but the few I saw were pretty gigantic. And they make a nice
> > racket too.
> >
> > If OSHA gets wind of this all your buddies are going to need hard hats and
> > hearing protection to be able to drink beer with you ;-)
> Sorry, badly worded. I don't have a card sorter, there was a card
> sorter sitting on the loading dock next to the card punch.

I realized my mistake after I sent the email. Bad parsing on my part. (Note
to self: drink more coffee before emailing!) 

> The CDC punch was beautiful, I was depressed that I couldn't save it
> from the scrappers :(

Seeing vintage machines go to their death must be horrifying. And those
really were machines. 

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