NOS Bare Boards: What to do?

From: J. Maynard Gelinas <>
Date: Tue Apr 7 16:05:42 1998

       Uhhhh, not to be pushy or anything, but I'd say 'BUILD IT!'

       As for historical significance... if you donated it to the
Boston Computer Museum I suspect the best place they'd find for it
would be the trash.... *I*, personally, would enjoy seeing the baby
functional. JMHO, though, I can't imagine _needing_ it for anything
but sick personal pleasure. ;-)

       BTW: anyone remember a BYTE article on the SwTPC sometime in
'78 regarding a very eary voice recognition and voice synth system
connected to house controls? I seem to remember that the upshot of it
was that it didn't work well and the poor author wound up showing off
his undershorts because the system misrecognized a command and opened
up the garage door at an inopportune time.... Maybe it was a Kilobaud
issue???? I'm pretty hazy on this, but I remember it made a big
impression on me as a kid. As a side side issue, anyone remember the
name of the S100 board used for voice recognition/synth?


> Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 11:37:23 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Sam Ismail <>
> To: "Discussion re-collecting of classic computers" <>
> Subject: Re: NOS Bare Boards: What to do?
> On Tue, 7 Apr 1998, Jeff Kaneko wrote:
> > I have a NOS SwTPc 6800 MP-A CPU board. This was the first SS-50
> > 6800 CPU available, and only the second 6800 CPU board of any stripe
> > available from anyone AFAIK (Moto was first, of course).
> >
> > Here's the wrinkle: It's an unbuilt, BARE board. Given the somewhat
> > historic nature of this article, what would you do? Build it as
> > originally designed (most of the parts are still available), or
> > leave the board blank, as is?
> If you're going to use it, build it. If not, keep it around for show
> until you truly need it. Then build it.
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