Subject: heck, are 11/785s extinct?
To: None <,>
From: Gunther Schadow <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/25/2001 15:38:44
Hi, over the last weeks or so I dropped inquiries about 11/785s at
various places. Some of them not asking if I could have one, others
more to the point :-). I had very little feedback. One from one 
of our friends, who had the leftovers of a 11/780 to share 
(irony of that story is he got the 11/780 from Indiana to Denver
9 months ago :-). However, I have indication that my 11/785 boards
won't work on the 11/780 backplane. So, I'm still desperately 
looking for a 11/785. I would be a lot more patient if I saw those
popping up as abundantly as the 6000s pop up recently. What makes
me really concerned is that few of you fellow VAX nerds have 11/78x
in the first place. Where are they?

BTW: does anyone know where Brian Chase is? Vacation? I need an
information from him related to this matter.

Sorry for being pushy with this, I'm just not as well connected
as Chuck McManis, where people seem to be dropping off truckloads 
of VAX stuff at his house every other week :-). So I have to ask to 
get some leads to follow. The underlying assumption being that
there is one 11/785 recycled as scrapmetal every month that I don't
find it.

So I appreciate any hints, even the slightest ones, like if you
know of a place that might still be using an 11/785 or where I
would be most likely able to detect one ...

On the other hand, it might be that you guys are all looking for
the same thing and so we may be competitors of sorts (albeit 
competing friends I'd hope :-). Like you wouldn't tell me if you 
saw an abandoned PDP-8 somewhere in a corner, would you? ;-)


Gunther Schadow, M.D., Ph.D.          
Medical Information Scientist      Regenstrief Institute for Health Care
Adjunct Assistant Professor        Indiana University School of Medicine