rarest computers

From: Adrian Graham <Adrian_at_beovax.co.uk>
Date: Thu Aug 5 03:44:03 2004

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> From: cctalk-bounces_at_classiccmp.org
> [mailto:cctalk-bounces_at_classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Vintage
> Computer Festival
> Sent: 04 August 2004 19:23
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> Subject: RE: rarest computers
> rush for a Computer History Museum event, but I think it
> boiled down to dirty contacts on everything. I unseated and
> re-seated all the modules and it finally came up. There

I did all that before I discovered it was an NTSC box :) Didn't have any
compatible display device at the time so it went back in its box....

> BTW, when I was in Japan at the National Science Museum, they
> had on loan the original "Brown Box" prototype of the
> Odyssey. They actually had it turned on and connected to a
> television, and it was still working!

Brilliant! Do you know if there are any pictures of that? I've seen
original 1960s photos of the brown box but a current one would be

owner & curator, Binary Dinosaurs - the UK's biggest online home
computer collection?
www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk - the Museum
www.snakebiteandblack.co.uk - former gothic shenanigans
www.aaghverts.co.uk - the place to whinge at adverts! 
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