Building a better "old" computer

From: John Wilson <>
Date: Sun Jun 25 22:13:00 2000

On Sun, Jun 25, 2000 at 12:16:00PM -0400, Douglas Quebbeman wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 25, 2000 at 09:48:57AM -0400, Douglas Quebbeman wrote:
>> >You can buy a brand-spanking-new IMSAI 8080 that has 1 meg
>> And it's not an IMSAI 8080 by a long shot, it's a completely different

>Point to John: the machine offered for sale is called an
>IMSAI Series Two, not an IMSAI 8080.

Yes, I only said the "8080" because you did.

>However, quoting from the main web page:
>: Delivery is currently 6 to 8 weeks from the date of order.
>: Please check with us for confirmation of shipping date.

It's said that for ages. A couple of months ago I sent email to check
the actual shipping date, Todd wrote back saying they were still debugging
the design but it ought to be ready in the summer. A couple of weeks ago
I sent another message asking if the replacement sheet metal for the 8080
is back in stock yet and haven't heard back, so I'm guessing he's busier
than ever working on it, if the boxes were actually ready to go then surely
they'd update the web page to say so. But they're *still* using a mockup
for the photo! Not a good sign. I'm seriously considering buying one
of the boxes if I ever hear that they *have* been released and do work.
Something this cool deserves to be supported!

>And if the Series Two is still vaporware, then all I can
>say is that is a _very_ old tradition in the microcomputer

Sure is. This isn't the right way to evoke feelings of nostalgia in
customers though!

John Wilson
D Bit
Received on Sun Jun 25 2000 - 22:13:00 BST

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