Time passes for Big Blue
In the early 1990s I operated a SMB installing Windows for Workgroups, and the occasional Windows NT server. I was asked to install Windows NT on eight Compaq servers in the Exxon Baytown Refinery glass house. The room housed an IBM 3090 - 600E which was cold, dead, turned off, replaced by two RS6000s and 8 Compaq servers. Exxon had received 2 bids for the old hardware, one was removal and Exxon would pay the company $2,000 for the service, the other was for removal and the company would pay Exxon $2,000 for the machine. I was told the machine eventually wound up somewhere in South America.
As John Mashey's internet signature said: "No one escapes the attack of the killer micros."