Two great Finds Today

From: Michael Nadeau <>
Date: Thu Jan 2 18:48:01 2003

The Ergo Brick was a well-made system and innovative for its time. We had a
unit at BYTE, and it was popular with the editors. The company held on for a
few years, but couldn't compete with the bigger manufacturers. Also, the
Brick lost its relevancy as notebook computers became more powerful and
reliable. I would hold onto your find, as I don't think many were made.


Michael Nadeau
Classic Tech, the Vintage Computing Resource

----- Original Message -----
From: "Keys" <>
To: "cctalk_at_classiccmp" <>
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 7:20 PM
Subject: Two great Finds Today

> A friend stopped me in the parking lot of an auction today and gave me a
> full of computer stuff and in it was a TI-74 BASICALC with a carrying case
> and 8k RAM module in it. Also it came with a Quick Reference Card for
> Syntax.
> At the auction I got something called "The Brick" by Ergo computing Inc..
> It's a cool looking 386SX-16 as per this article from a google search:
> Ergo Brick, a 3" x 8" x 11" totable PC, was billed as the "cure for the
> common computer." With a keyboard and monitor at home, another at work, it
> gave desktop power in a portable package. Today you could fit three
> PowerBook G4/500s in almost the same amount of space as the $2,495 16 MHz
> 386sx-based Brick.". I got the CPU, power supply, manual, and a carrying
> case. The keyboard was missing.
Received on Thu Jan 02 2003 - 18:48:01 GMT

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