Stock Ticker software early 80's and before

From: Jim Keohane <>
Date: Fri Jan 17 19:58:31 2003

Sellam Ismail,

    I think the lawyer I'm doing research for would be interested in it. I
know there were products with names like Pocket Quote and Quotrek.

    If you can tell me what device it is, what documentation (user guide,
invoice, etc.) it came with and, most importantly, can it be dated? Is there
a date on the paperwork? A serial number? Anything? I believe the older the
better. If it's early 80's or so, great. If later might still be worthwhile.

    Also, how do you do business? PayPal? Credit card? What would it cost
including shipment to either NY or chicago?

    Talk to ya later. - Jim
Jim Keohane, Multi-Platforms, Inc.

   "It's not whether you win or lose. It's whether you win!"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sellam Ismail" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2003 23:21
Subject: Re: Stock Ticker software early 80's and before

> On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, Jim Keohane wrote:
> > There were software products, often with required peripherals
> > (satellite, FM broadcast, leased line, etc.), that allowed an Apple ][
> > or TRS-80 or IBM PC, etc. to access stock or commodity ticker feeds in a
> > real-time manner and monitor trades for price, volume and other limits.
> > If activity was outside specified range the user would receive an alert
> > like a screen/printer message or an audible beep or both.
> >
> > Some products were Radio Data Retriever, Intra-Day Analyst, PC
> > Quote, etc.
> Indeed, I just picked up such a unit (radio receiver) the other day. It's
> a cool little pocket calculator-sized device with a telescoping antenna.
> When the service was active, you would punch in the stock symbol and it
> would retrieve the price for you. You could also program in your
> portfolio and it would presumably keep track of everything for you.
> Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer
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