I just received this note from the HECnet mailing list, and I thought I’d broadcast it out..
This is a shameless plug for something I and the Update Computer Club have been working on this spring and opened yesterday. The exhibition "Three Tons of Minicomputers" at Museum Gustavianum in Uppsala, Sweden. http://www.gustavianum.uu.se/
node13We have collected computers primarily used by the university at some point in time. Highlights include a Linc-8 and a DECSYSTEM-2060 with peripherals. Here are some pictures from the opening: http://www.update.uu.se/~ jeppe/tmp/vernissage/I strongly recommend anyone nearby Uppsala this summer to take a swing by Gustavianum. If you want a guided tour, let me know and we'll figure something out. It's only open for a few months, so don't wait to long. Regards, Pontus.
I don’t know when I’ll be in Europe next, but now I really want to go to Sweden!
When I saw “Three Tons of Minicomputers” in the subject line, I thought someone is having (another) garage sale… This is much cooler 🙂
Yeah it’s very cool!! shame there isn’t stuff like this everywhere…
If there’s a VAX, it might be Kremvax, the Soviet Union’s VAX that wasn’t real and then became real.
It’s probably sitting in some university closet in Kazakhstan though.
I though Kremvax lived in Moscow? then again the moon lander was in Kazakhstan right?..
Its a shame the VAX/32bit soviet stuff seems to have given up the ghost, but it is still cool that the 16bit PDP-11 DEMOS stuff was saved! ..
I think I’ll eventually get to send a friend of a friend to this thing to check it out… I hope.