Professors worry that engineering students don't tinker

From: John Honniball <>
Date: Wed Dec 13 07:37:51 2000

On Mon, 11 Dec 2000 18:51:23 +0000 (GMT) Tony Duell
<> wrote:
> > least) was television. Then Philips came out with the
> > N1500 video recorder, and then the first calculators and
> Do you have an N1500.

No, but I wish I did. I've got three N1700s, though.

> I remember seeing one in a London shop in 1972-ish
> and dreaming of getting one.

I saw one in a TV shop in Colchester, likewise.

> Now, 28 years later, I have a couple of
> them, working (of course), and the service manual. It's actually quite an
> interesting design both mechanically and electronically.

Now, the TV shop is long gone and the shop's a charity
shop. Hmm... maybe, if I keep going in there, eventually
an N1500 will turn up in the charity shop?

> It's unusual for me to have a day when I don't turn the iron on, though.

There speaks a true hacker. BTW, Tony, do you know
anything about a Gould K100D logic analyser?

John Honniball
University of the West of England
Received on Wed Dec 13 2000 - 07:37:51 GMT

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