> On Oct 17, 2016, at 3:08 PM, Jason Howe <ja...@smbfc.net> wrote: > > > > On Mon, 17 Oct 2016, Guy Sotomayor Jr wrote: >> >> Oh and did I mention that I?ve acquired (just need to move it) an IBM 4331 >> mainframe including *all* of the peripherals (3340 disk drives + lots of >> packs, 1403 printer, IBM tape drives, card reader/punch, 029 keypunch, >> manuals, terminals, etc, etc)? >> >> TTFN - Guy > > That seems incredibly cool. Can I ask how one comes by one of these and if > they paid you to take it away or vice versa?
I’ve been on the lookout for IBM mainframes for a while. I did manage to acquire a fully functional Multiprise 3000 that was taken out of service and stored. I was incredibly lucky with that one as it was unmolested (it even came to me in its original IBM shipping crate!). I learned about the 4331 a few years ago and I’d been asking if they were interested in “getting rid of it”. Every 6 months or so I would ask if they’d made a decision about getting rid of it. Finally about 2 months ago I got an email saying that they had decided to get rid of it. It’s been stored for a number of years even before I found out about it but it has been stored properly. I still imagine that there’s going to be a fair amount of work to get it running again. We’re still working out arranging getting it shipped. TTFN - Guy