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From: Doug Yowza <>
Date: Fri Jan 8 17:08:33 1999

On Fri, 8 Jan 1999, Tony Duell wrote:

> > I can't imagine why you'd want one. The big Intecolors were mildly
> I can. It'd be fun (for suitable values of fun)....

I think the original poster stated explicitly that he wanted it for
reasons of nostalgia, perhaps the top reason most of us want an old

When anybody asks me why the hell I would want some old machine, I take
off my shoe and pound it on the table 1-10 times:
        1) Nostalgia! I used to have/use one!
        2) Revenge! I couldn't afford one when new, now I can!
        3) History! Save it from the dumpster for the benefit of mankind.
        4) Money! I'll be rich when I sell this crap to some sucker!
        5) Beanie Mania! I don't have this model in this color!
        6) Fun! I can't afford a real hobby!
        7) Furniture! And it makes a great coffee table!
        8) Pizzaz! Because I really do Think Different!
        9) Pride! Because it means I'll have one and you won't, you dolt!
        10) The real reason: because it's there.

-- Doug
Received on Fri Jan 08 1999 - 17:08:33 GMT

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