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

From: Antonio Carlini <a.carlini_at_ntlworld.com>
Date: Tue Aug 3 19:29:05 2004

> > > RML 480Z metal-cased system
> >
> > And one of those _somewhere_...
> I'm not sure how many ended up with the metal cases; a
> guesstimate would
> be somewhere above 50 though.

Only 50 worldwide? Why didn't you say a year os so ago -
then I'd have asked for the one stuffed in a cupboard
at my daughter's school :-) We are talking about a 480Z
in a black metal case (and black keys) that is otherwise
identical to the beige plastic case variant that
I already have?

> But then 380Z's were common as
> muck at one
> time and all seem to have vanished too.

Am I being greedy in having two then? I bet there are
many of these stuffed in school cupboards up and down
the land.

> I found an RML advert in an old comp magazine at Bletchley of
> a pair of
> cream 480Z's along with a *white* 380Z at the weekend. I'm assuming it
> was a mock-up as I've never known of a white 380Z before.

I've never seen a 380Z that was anything other than
black. That's the way they should be ... otherwise
you might miss the white button on the front :-)


Antonio Carlini arcarlini_at_iee.org
Received on Tue Aug 03 2004 - 19:29:05 BST

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