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Grazillda

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I would have thought 327x devices would be collectors items. But they are just so big and clunky compared to IBM Personal Communications, or X3270. They were replaced with product like SimWare on PCs in the 1980-1990 time period.





>There are two IBM 3277's for sale on http://www.publicsurplus.com at this
> moment.
> Starting bids at right around $10. No buyers yet.
>
> I don't currently have the space for them, but it'd be good if someone
picked
> them up before they make their way to a scrapper...
>
> I'm not the seller, nor do I know who is. Just saw them and thought some
> people here might be interested.
>
> -Ben
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Those are boat anchors now. Maybe they need to keep a few around for movies set in the early days of computing. Years ago I did know a guy who kept an entire s/360 in his basement. I wonder if he could power it today.
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I kept a few at one time thinking they might eventually be museum pieces. I offered them to the science museum, but they already had a display, and no space for storage, so I scrapped them. The one old item I did keep and still have is a fully functional Northern Telecom Displayphone.
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