From: Ward Griffiths and/or Lisa Rogers <>
Date: Sat Jun 14 18:09:16 1997

On Fri, 13 Jun 1997, Jim Willing wrote:

> Well... to my mind the thing that made the MX-80 somewhat revolutionary for
> its time was the user replacable print head that initially retailed for
> about $35.00. Compared against other printers of the time which required a
> trip to the shop and an average of $200.00 in repairs for a filed head, I
> think it deserves its place of recognition.

You mean those heads could break? Mine refused to do anything of the
kind under incredible abuse. (Printing a complete set of manuals for
Tandy 6000 Xenix 3.2 in one operation comes to mind -- but that wasn't
the worst thing I did to the beast). My wife wouldn't let me have
another printer until that one failed -- and she was a computer
technician who would have recognized sabotage. Eventually I realised
that it would be easier to get a different wife...
Ward Griffiths
"America is at that awkward stage.  It's too late to work within 
the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." --Claire Wolfe
Received on Sat Jun 14 1997 - 18:09:16 BST

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