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KC7GR's Journal: It works!

Journal by KC7GR

Dang, I love it when things work, especially when it's things that other people hastily dub "obsolete" (a word which gets my personal vote for 'Most Despised' in Anyone's Funk and Wagnall's) just because they think it's too old to be useful.

Specifically, I restored a gorgeous example of well-built mid-90's technology to full functionality today, in the form of an Ancot DSC-216 SCSI bus analyzer. Fully self-contained, built-in plasma-discharge display, it can fully test and analyze any SCSI device or bus up to Fast/Wide-20.

"Obsolete" my arse! Stuff that's truly "obsolete" doesn't sell for over $6,500, which is what the 216's are going for according to a couple of used test gear sites I checked. I think I've got a grand total of $230 or so into it now, including shipping for some parts. Gawrsh, I guess Ebay really is useful for something after all... ;-)

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?

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