Carter AFB.. he he!

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Tue Mar 13 14:00:03 2001

On Tue, 13 Mar 2001, James B. DiGriz wrote:

> To take this back off topic, when are we likely to see a niche market
> for restoring old computers, "hot-rodding" them, etc. on a commercial
> level? Or will we ever? I know nobody here wants to have anything to
> do with dealers, forking out the loot, etc. but if you're looking for
> old car parts, they are usually pretty easy to find if they exist. And
> if not, someone will make them if there's enough interest. That
> *could* be a problem with IC's and PCB's, but most of the rest of the
> components of old machines could be easily reproduced in a modest
> shop.

It won't happen, at least not amongst "normal" people (I guess which means
it may happen for persons on the ClassicCmp list).

You can drive an old car really fast (perhaps even faster than more modern
cars). Old computers are slow-assed beasts.

Sure you'll pull them out from time to time to play classic old games, but
I don't know that you'd necessarily be hot-rodding them, unless of course
you'd be boosting their abilities for better graphics, sound, nice
joysticks, bigger displays, etc.

Ok, so I backtrack. Someday we very well may be hot-rodding old computers
to have that bigger/better/badder gaming experience that we missed in our
younger days due to lack of money or whatnot :)

Another stream-of-conciousness post from yours truly.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger
Received on Tue Mar 13 2001 - 14:00:03 GMT

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