my pet theory.. it was done by someone that is left-handed.
the cut was done with a hacksaw from the back, they sawed through a bit of the ceramic cap
if that is true, the way the cut was made would have made sense for someone holding the saw in their left hand
MIT CADRs are probably up there as well. I don't know of any having sold recently though.
Just a CADR keyboard is probably in the top 10.
A Twiggy Mac would may bump the Lisa out of third place.
Twiggy Mac drives are impossible to find (they aren't the same as a Lisa Twiggy)
A Xerox Alto, if you are talking about a personal computer.
Twiggy Lisas are third, with prices in the low five-figures.
I can't think of anything outside of the insane home video game collector space where things are
six figures or up.
"advances were being measured in months or even weeks"
fast forward 50 years, and thanks to the web that has been cut down to literally minutes worldwide.
I was there then, and maybe if you were in the Valley or Boston, word of mouth spread in days, but
turn around time was literally waiting for...
> A tape glued itself to the head
I hope there is nothing on the tapes that matters
I've been doing this for decades, and it really annoys me when amateurs make the same mistakes.
just beware that SCSI tape drives do not recover the data inside of a bad block
use the smallest blocking factor you can to avoid good physical blocks getting lost if one block is bad