Rebirth of IMSAI

From: Mike Ford <>
Date: Fri Mar 26 06:53:52 1999

>At 09:28 AM 3/24/99 -0500, Tim wrote:
>>A year or so ago I looked at what it would cost to make my "TIMSAI" IMSAI
>>clone into a commercial product. Street price, I calculated, would be about
>>$2000, and most of that was in the metalworking. There was only about $30
>>in semiconductors in the whole unit (and that included 256K SRAM and an
>>IDE/floppy controller).
> That's exactly why people don't build kits any more. The price so the
>individual parts is higher than the cost of the commercaily assembled
>finished product. You need to find a surplus case that you can use. That

That, tech support, and product liability.
Received on Fri Mar 26 1999 - 06:53:52 GMT

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