These darned old computers

From: r. 'bear' stricklin <>
Date: Sun Aug 25 16:51:00 2002

On Sun, 25 Aug 2002, Tony Duell wrote:

> I only put the 64K RAMs in when I got a disk drive (I wanted to run OS-9
> of course). But I put the 512K card in my CoCo 3 almost as soon as I got
> it [ Got CoCo 3 shipped from the States, plugged it into a 110V
> transformer over here, proved it worked, pulled the cover, fitted a 240V
> transformer and the 512K board).

Come on, Tony, isn't it you who's always on about plugging in a machine
and seeing if it turns on being the wrong way to check its operational
state? There could've been any number of forseeable defects which would've
resulted in utter system failure or even fire, that it might have arrived
with from the factory.

Tzk. No harm in being thorough, you know.


ps. smile.

pps. \end{tease}
Received on Sun Aug 25 2002 - 16:51:00 BST

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