Keywords are not false advertising

From: Doug Yowza <>
Date: Sun Dec 13 17:03:28 1998

On Sun, 13 Dec 1998 wrote:

> I have some gold chips that would be attractive to collectors (8080s,
> memory, 8008, etc.) but I have yet to figure out what to call them when
> I list them on ebay. I am spending considerable time to try and figure
> out what keywords people search for. I suspect my listings will be a
> mishmash of related words when I get done. When I list these next year I
> expect to see lots of chuckles about the prices I hope I am getting.

Tell us, and let us chuckle now. 8080's are available from any surplus
electronics shop in quantity. I sold one of my 8008's on ebay a while
back "the CPU used in the Scelbi and Mark-8, before the Altair!" and got
$15 for it. The chip collector niche is *much* smaller than even the tiny
computer collector niche.

> We are at the beginning of a revolution, I don't think anyone knows where it
> will shake out.

The *beggining* of the internet revolution? You missed it by almost 30
years :-) (I was just talking to a guy who was there for the installation
of IMP #1 at UCLA.)

-- Doug
Received on Sun Dec 13 1998 - 17:03:28 GMT

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