Some more eBay: Altairs, Mark 8 kits

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Sat Feb 7 22:45:23 2004

On Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 11:26:06PM -0500, John Lawson wrote:
> Okay that's enough - I just missed a bunch of full-size bus-grant jumper
> cards for $11.61 because I forgot the auction was closing... arrrgghhh!

That's a great price for them. IIRC, Software Results' cost for our version
(no plastic handles, but the PCB had a cutout near the top) was $18/each,
over 10 years ago, quantity 100.

I just wish our engineer had listened to me and made our cards jumperable
for Unibus/Qbus... I doubt it would have cost even $1 more each, and we
would have been able to service our Qbus customers as well as our Unibus
customers (we shipped a Unibus grant card with every Unibus COMBOARD, but
nothing with Qbus COMBOARDs, not even DEC grant cards).


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