michael from the five-finger-discount dept.
Guinnessy writes: "According to Toni Feder on Physics Today, scrounging used equipment is worthwhile if you can avoid the pitfalls of wasting time and compromising scientific goals. Feder interviews experimenters who have dug up everything from dewars to nuclear reactors."
"Though a program be but three lines long,
someday it will have to be maintained."
-- The Tao of Programming