Central Point Option floppy controller

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Thu Sep 16 18:21:54 1999

Rumor has it that Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) may have mentioned these words:
>On Thu, 16 Sep 1999 CLASSICCMP_at_trailing-edge.com wrote:

>> This may be going counter to the tone of the discussion, but...
>> If the goal is the least-hassle way to read and write Apple ][ disks, isn't
>> the best solution
>> AN APPLE ][ ?
>> Besides, none of these other solutions are more than 10 years old!
>Apple Turnover, Matchpoint?, Quadlink, Diamond Trakstar 128, and Copy2
>Option board are all over 10 years old. Most of them were DISCONTINUED
>more that 10 years ago.

Not only that, but IIRC the original gist of the discussion wasn't "how to
read/write Apple ][ disks..." but was: "how to read/write Apple ][ disks on
an IBM PC."

For that, the Apple ][ really isn't the best solution.

Besides, Apple ][s are really tough to find up here... my buddy rescued a
//gs, tho...

[[ and later wondered how much he could get for it when he was hard-up for

Him: How much could I get for it?
Me: Maybe $20 tops... *if* you find someone interested in it.
Him: What're my chances of finding that someone?
Me: About the same odds of you gaining 600 pounds overnight and winning the
Mr. Olympia title. (he's had a lot of gastro-intestinal surgery over the
last 2 years -- he's over 6 foot tall and weights ~130lbs.)
Him: You've got to be kidding! It's got a hard drive...]]

Yea, he's still my friend, but as he owes me a lot of $$$, I'll prolly give
him the $20 for the machine (off his tab, of course... ;-)

Anywho, IMHO, YMMV, ABAF and all that jazz...
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
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Received on Thu Sep 16 1999 - 18:21:54 BST

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