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I was a member many years ago here but my original account seems to be
deactivated.

In any case, the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA (next to Google HQ) wants an N770, see http://www.computerhistory.org/artifactdonation/ I didn't get involved until the N800 so can't help them out. A virtual high-five to anyone who is willing to do this for them.
 

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I would suggest Ebay...for them if they desire an n770..
or other such venue...

There are precious few n770 owners about here...anymore...
I have one...
and I could count on 1 hand the number of n770 owners I have run into in the last 5 years here...
any remaining n770 owners who do have one...
Most likely it is their only one..
it is unlikely they will part with it...

perhaps someone here has a broken one...
that they could part with...
equally a stretch is the hope that there are lots of people who have simply a used one in a desk drawer...
but that is a stretch...
Of that number...
I think I have run into even less than 1 hands worth of people over the last 6+ years...

If they had inquired long ago...
they would have had a better chance I think...
Wish them luck...


As far as your account being deactivated...
there is no such thing as that here...
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I second eBay. Most things on their wish list can be found there.

The list seems exceedingly US-centric, with an odd Japanese item here and there. Nothing from Eastern Europe, for example. Perhaps that is the idea, given the museum's location. But then they should be honest and name it the museum of Silicon Valley computing history.
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I feel like the next door neighbr to Google is probably funded but it can be hard for some poor nerdy kid to get their hands on a brokne laptop where they have to fix the power supply or replace the HDD to make it work with a fresh lubuntu install.
That said I hope the museum finds a clean bricked N770 on an auction or in someones desk drawer to display.
 

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Originally Posted by pichlo View Post
The list seems exceedingly US-centric,
Isn't that kind of expected from a museum in the US?

Originally Posted by pichlo View Post
Nothing from Eastern Europe, for example.
I beg to differ:

Robotron 1715, 1984, VEB Kombinat Robotron
Robotron computers

Robotron was the leading computer manufacturer in the former GDR, which at that time at least politically was considered part of Eastern Europe.

My father had a KC 85/3 [1] in the late 80's, which was my first contact with a computer. It got kind of burried in the basement after the fall of the Berlin wall and my father's purchase of his first PC.
But in the late 90's, when I was in high school and made a presentation about computer history, we unburried it and I brought it to school, where it was quite a great attraction that day.
I kept it through my studium, but when I graduated and moved out of my dorm room, my mother unfortunately threw it in the junk.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KC_85
 

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Originally Posted by pichlo View Post
I second eBay. Most things on their wish list can be found there.

The list seems exceedingly US-centric, with an odd Japanese item here and there. Nothing from Eastern Europe, for example. Perhaps that is the idea, given the museum's location. But then they should be honest and name it the museum of Silicon Valley computing history.
I don't think ebay rhymes with "donation" tho.
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Originally Posted by sulu View Post
Robotron
Mea culpa, missed that one. I was looking a bit further east
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Originally Posted by pichlo View Post
I second eBay. Most things on their wish list can be found there.

The list seems exceedingly US-centric, with an odd Japanese item here and there. Nothing from Eastern Europe, for example. Perhaps that is the idea, given the museum's location. But then they should be honest and name it the museum of Silicon Valley computing history.
Besides the Robotron products, what would be some good examples of items from Eastern Europe? Just asking as I think it would be iteresting to know. You might suggest them to Computer History Museum as a form of constructive criticism.

Also, has anyone ever visited it? I'm actually going to California next week but it is a bit out of my way.

EDIT: Just occurred to me they may have a variety of representative examples from eastern Europe. This list is a request for additional pieces...

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My pressing question about the museum is...

Does it have a log flume water ride?
I'll go if it does...
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Originally Posted by endsormeans View Post
My pressing question about the museum is...

Does it have a log flume water ride?
I'll go if it does...
Unfortunately it may be more a case of log "fumes" as the place I was planning to visit was just evacuated due to forest fire....
 

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