rarest computers. was: RE: Xerox Alto Restoration + Emulation

From: Adrian Graham <Adrian_at_beovax.co.uk>
Date: Wed Aug 4 09:34:28 2004

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> [mailto:cctalk-bounces_at_classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of John Honniball
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> Subject: Re: rarest computers. was: RE: Xerox Alto
> Restoration + Emulation
> Jules Richardson wrote:
> > Apple /// (possibly lots worldwide; there don't seem to be many
> > people this side of the pond who have seen one though)
> I have one! It came with the ProFile external hard disk, and
> a box of expansion cards, too. I rather like the two-click
> cursor keys, where you can press harder on the key to make
> the auto-repeat go faster. And I like the big holes in the
> expansion cards to help you to lever them out with a
> screwdriver. The whole of the machine chassis is one big
> diecasting and acts as a heatsink.

Yeah. I ended up with 2, one for spares, and it was a good job since I
was crashed into bringing it home and it ended up with a mashed
keyboard. Must get round to fixing it one of these days. I've also not
managed to get my spare profile working with the other working machine
yet, but it's 250 miles away and low priority :)


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