On Wed, 9 Jan 2002, Richard Atkinson wrote: > Flame suits at the ready - not meaning entirely to start a flamewar, but > something has to temper my rage at knowing this machine will go to one of > you collector types out there. For more $$$ than I earn in a month. To calm down the war before it even starts, I must say that some of these collector types have been very helpful to the hacker community. For example, the guy who sold his VIC-1001 and MAX on ebay (I don't know how much he got for them) is now actively taking part in a project of documenting the 9060 and 9090 hard drives. I must also say that although I like to collect computers, I don't want to spend much money on them. I got my first PET class computer (a 8032-SK) in late 1998 for 20 Finnish marks (that's less than 3.50 EUR or USD), and I haven't paid _anything_ for the PET and PET-II equipment I've received since. Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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