Mark-8 *Faints*

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Mon Jul 15 18:13:13 2002

On Mon, 15 Jul 2002, Andy Berg wrote:

> I don't quite know what to say... I suppose I just wanted to tell some
> people. I'd purchased a computer on ebay listed as, "another VERY EARLY
> HOMEBREW COMPUTER," a while back for $9.00. It didn't come in a bit over
> a month... I contacted the owner and waited some more, but had pretty
> much given up hope on it. It arrived today... I peered about inside...
> It appears to be a Mark-8. Has at least the same CPU board... I came
> very close to thumping onto the floor... It has a homebuilt case... it's
> about sewing machine sized. It has 8 ports of some type, a tape port, a
> control port. Inside, it has the CPU board, some input type board, some
> output type board, a board labelled add, and 2 1011 1k memory cards, all
> attached to a homemade bus. I know it is missing at least a 74xx
> something chip and the power supply, but... I'll put up pictures of it
> sometime in the next day or two.

Wow! What an amazing find! And on eBay no less, and for only $9. This
is some sort of omen for the beginning of the end perhaps :)

I look forward to the pictures.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger

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