The Unbuilt HW-101

john johnmb at NC.RR.COM
Mon Jun 12 17:21:22 EDT 2006

Precisely so!

What makes others happy may seem ridiculous to us... but we're hardly a 
normal lot, judged by "normal" people. And who the heck is someone else to 
judge how someone spends their own money?

More power to 'em. I've got a good friend locally who has quite a number of 
unbuilt Heathkits back into the 50s...likewise unbuilt Knight, Eico, 
Johnson and Macintosh. I don't see the appeal to the degree he does, but 
I'm glad someone's interested in them.  I think he could care less about 
the "investment" aspect.

And I certainly wouldn't insult them as "fools" ...  (and neither would 
anyone who's ever met the gentleman, he's quite accomplished, creative and 

Eccentric? Maybe, but it's eccentric people who make the world an 
interesting place.

Why be normal?

John K5MO

At 11:12 AM 6/12/2006, Todd, KA1KAQ wrote:
>On 6/12/06, rayfri <rayfri at> wrote:
>>There's another reason....     There's one born every minute.
>Strictly a matter of opinion, Ray. What seems like a ridiculous deal
>to you or I may not seem the same to others. For example, I'm sure
>there are people you know who think you are nuts for wasting your time
>and any amount of money on this old 'junk'. You would disagree, and
>think they were equally nuts for collecting, cards.
>The fact they they would spend thousands on a tiny chunk of boxboard
>of no interest to you or I doesn't make them a sucker, it just means
>they have different tastes and interests.
>Which is why it's a really good thing we're allowed to decide for
>ourselves. I bet there are a lot of women out there who would much
>rather have more shoes than their husband having another radio! (o:
>~ Todd,  KA1KAQ
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