I wish I was a millionnaire ... (off topic)



#11

... so that I could buy this fabulous collection !

See http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5133926413&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

(sorry the link was wrong on my first post)


#12

Nice collection,

but you'll need a BIG stock room for *that* amount of computers.

The shipping cost alone will be gigantic.

That's one of the reasons I only collect calculators;-)

Raymond


#13

Oh, that's my basic reason, too! (i.e. lack of money is not the first reason, of course ;-) )

You must be a real addict to buy this collection. And have a *very* understanding wife (or call her nurse).


#14

Hi Walter,

I have had the priviledge of visiting Pascal in his home ealier this year. Pascal is a collector of both calculators and PCs. He showed me old PCs running Windows 1.0 and 2.0 in addition to a fine collection of calculators!! Pascal has a separate room with PCs nicely arranged on shelves. I am not surprise at Pascal's noticing that rather unusual auction for a collection of PCs.

Namir

#15

I forgot to mention that Pascal showed me the talking HP-33C that he is selling on eBay. The machine has a speach module that tells you what the display is.


#16

Namir,

suppose you were talking about a HP-34C? This is the only model with a speach synthesizer I've seen offered in ebay so far. It wasn't sold yet. Or did I miss anything?

Back to the collection topic: Really, I didn't want to offend anybody. Just gave you my spontaneous thoughts when seeing the offer of this collection and reading the messages. Like every opinion, this isn't the only one - but should we apologize each and every time we write an opinion we aren't sure everybody else in this forum will share? How politically correct! How boring!

Just my 0,01€ again, of course.


#17

Walter,

You are right! It's a talking HP-34C!! My Bad!!!

Namir

#18

Thanks Namir for your kind message ! I think that many of us in this forum have this passion for collecting old stuff and like any passion, it's not always reasonable...

PS to Walter: my wife is not a nurse but you were quite close: she's a pediatrist ;-)

#19

Sorry, but sometimes grammatical and spelling errors annoy me.

Come to think of it, why just a millionaire? I wouldn't mind trying out being a billionaire.

I've heard that money can't buy happiness, but I'm quite certain that a lack of money doesn't buy happiness either.

Regards,
James


#20

Yeah, James, but imagine that you could hunt down every HP calculator model (and maybe a few oscilloscopes or HPLCs) you ever wanted!


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