From: Doug Spence <>
Date: Wed Jun 25 03:40:19 1997

On Sun, 22 Jun 1997, Sam Ismail wrote:

> At
> this point, unless someone comes along and offers him more than $125 per
> unit and buys the whole lot, they are going to Dynatem. That's too rich
> for my blood.

Whoah! I'm a student who WOULD be starving if he didn't still live
at home with the 'rents. So much for that. :(

> He also has the line on hundreds of Panasonic RL-H18 palmtops. This is a
> palmtop which came out around 1985 and had FORTH in ROM. It also has a
> 20-col (or 40-col?) thermal printer and a case which bundles the two
> together. His company also developed an expansion "tray" which houses
> extra memory that the Panasonic can access through bank-switching. He
> sold this product to (I believe) an insurance firm and now they want to
> dump them all. Now again, he said they have hundreds, and were just
> going to shit-can them, but he said the company would most likely opt to
> get some money back for them if they could. He said probably about $10
> per unit would get them, but they'd have to be purchased in one shot.
> Now I don't think that there are enough people here with an interest to
> buy one.

I've never seen this particular model, but I'm interested. Maybe in as
many as *three* of them.

I currently don't have anything more 'portable' than a Kaypro, so I'll
even put up with the teensy-weensy screens on those things just to have
something I can take with me on my lengthy bus trips in and out of town.
(And they'd give me something to do during boring lectures, too. :) )

> Sam
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> Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass

Doug Spence
Received on Wed Jun 25 1997 - 03:40:19 BST

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