Santee swap meet wrapup

From: Mark Gregory <>
Date: Sat Feb 17 16:19:20 2001

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From: "Cameron Kaiser" <>
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Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2001 9:49 AM
Subject: Santee swap meet wrapup

> Well, I didn't have enough money for the Mac 512K because I went and
> up a Texas Instruments Compact Computer 40, mint in box, with plotter
> mint in box. Everything works. Anyone out there familiar with these? I
> all the manuals, but I'm just curious what uses people have found for
> Neat device, resembles a TS 1500, 31-character 1 line LCD screen.

They make a nice programmable calculator; the built-in BASIC is pretty
good, and they run forever on AA batteries, so you can take them with you
to job sites. The major problem is a lack of disk drives, so a cable to
connect the CC-40 to a 99/4A or other computer to download programs is a
good idea. I'm assuming every serious computer collector has several
"mint-in-box" 99/4As under the stairs : v )

If you can find them, there were also several good cartridges made for the
CC-40 (like Statistics, Advanced Math routines, Expense Account records,
etc). But they're rare, at least up here in the Great White North.

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