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Started by Mechanic, June 16, 2015, 10:26:12 PM

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George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
AUSTRALIA


listohan

You know time is marching on when even those who have an interest in preserving old computers are struggling for accommodation http://bit.ly/1LyOmoK

Mechanic

Mini computers like Digital's PDP8 would also be hard to find as the contacts were coated with gold. When we dispensed with the two PDP8s we had, the retired SMH classified manager bought them for their book value. He told he could double his investment by melting the gold off the contacts.
George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
AUSTRALIA


listohan

Meanwhile the developer friendly state government wants to demolish the Powerhouse Museum and re-build it in Parramatta.

The museum already has vast amounts of material in store. The government could build another museum in Parramatta to display this hidden content (and, of course, the computer gear) and serve the allegedly unserved audience in western Sydney is not apparently an option.

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