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I wish I was a millionnaire ... (off topic)
Message #1 Posted by Pascal on 31 Oct 2004, 9:05 a.m.

... 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)

      
Re: I wish I was a millionnaire ... (off topic)
Message #2 Posted by Raymond Del Tondo on 31 Oct 2004, 1:10 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Pascal

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

            
Re: I wish I was a millionnaire ... (off topic)
Message #3 Posted by Walter B on 1 Nov 2004, 8:44 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by Raymond Del Tondo

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).

                  
Re: I wish I was a millionnaire ... (off topic)
Message #4 Posted by Namir on 1 Nov 2004, 3:46 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by Walter B

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

                  
Talking HP-33C
Message #5 Posted by Namir on 1 Nov 2004, 4:07 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by Walter B

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.

                        
Re: Talking HP-33C
Message #6 Posted by Walter B on 1 Nov 2004, 6:46 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Namir

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.

                              
My Bad!
Message #7 Posted by Namir on 1 Nov 2004, 11:00 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Walter B

Walter,

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

Namir

                        
Re: Talking HP-34C
Message #8 Posted by Pascal on 1 Nov 2004, 9:46 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Namir

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 ;-)

      
I wish I were a millionaire ... (off topic)
Message #9 Posted by James M. Prange on 2 Nov 2004, 7:25 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Pascal

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

            
Re: I wish I were a millionaire ... (off topic)
Message #10 Posted by Ed Look on 2 Nov 2004, 10:11 p.m.,
in response to message #9 by James M. Prange

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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