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MIT Equipment Exchange

It is, as the name suggests, a place where MIT professors can exchange
equipment used in their classes for more pertinent gear. They _do_ sell (as
surplus) to the public, but it usually takes a little cajoling. I've picked
up several vintage scopes there, but like I say, it usually takes a little
cajoling. You'll definately see stuff there that you've never seen before,
but a lot of it as useful a t*ts on a nun(sorry, couldn't resist).
David P. Greenberg
Bitco Electronics
"In Service to the Recording Industry"
**Rock on with glowing glass**
-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Horne <bhorne at>
To: discuss at Blu.Org <discuss at Blu.Org>
Date: Monday, November 29, 1999 5:41 PM
Subject: Re: MIT Equipment Exchange

>It means one man's trash is another's treasure... but you'd better know
>you're buying.
>When home computers were "new", I bought an Anderson-Jacobson 841 there:
>was a Selectric printer, like the airlines used to use, and it came with an
>excellent manual and built in modem.
>It also came with EBCD coding.  No, not EBCDIC:  EBCD.  A sixty-four bit
>with upper/lower case shift characters, a la Baudot/Murray.
>I built a little translate table into CP/M, by intercepting the interrupt
>vectors for the printer call, and converted ASCII to EBCD, with appropriate
>shift/unshift insertion.  It worked great.
>It took about three weeks.
>What the hell, I *WAS* a computer science major...
>Trash or treasure:  IMHO, you'd be well advised to bring a friend to throw
>net over you if you want anything more than five years old.   YMMV.
>Chuck Young wrote:
>> Does this mean there is a swap-meet like the flea open year round?
>> it like and can anyone swing by?
>> Anthony, have you been there?
>> Chuck Young
>> GTE Internetworking
>> On Sun, 28 Nov 1999, Anthony J. Gabrielson wrote:
>> > Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 10:46:11 -0500 (EST)
>> > From: "Anthony J. Gabrielson" <agabriel at>
>> > To: Glenn Burkhardt <glenn at>
>> > Cc: discuss at Blu.Org
>> > Subject: Re: MIT Equipment Exchange
>> >
>> > Hello,
>> >       If your going down Mass ave from boston take a left on to Albany
>> > st.  IT about a block or two down in a run down looking building.  If
>> > looking to your left you will see a loading dock - thats the entrance.
>> > saw another email with hours.  I'm pretty sure there open every week
>> > now.  I got the info from the main number.
>> >
>> > On Fri, 26 Nov 1999, Glenn Burkhardt wrote:
>> >
>> > > Where is it?  When is it open?
>> > >
>> > > Thanks!
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