Fwd: Train-station managing C64 dies after two decades

From: Dwight K. Elvey <dwight.elvey_at_amd.com>
Date: Thu Feb 17 11:37:13 2005

>From: "Cameron Kaiser" <spectre_at_floodgap.com>
>Reported on the C-1 mailing list.
>----- Forwarded message from akesemu -----
>From: "akesemu" <aspam...geekdot.com>
>X-eGroups-Approved-By: bo_zimmerman <bo...zimmers.net> via email; 17 Feb 2005
12:40:52 -0000
>Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 09:42:53 -0000
>Subject: [C-1] OT: desperately needed: C64 expert ;-)
>Hey Gang,
>I know this is slightly off-topic, but I guess it's exactly the right
>place for gaining many, many wise nods (and giggles of course):
>For the last 20 years a C64 silently controlled the info displays at
>Dortmund/Germany main train station. Now it died and nobody knows how
>to replace/restart it. The only (?!) guy who could fix it coming from
>Munich did still not show up and they estimate a cost of 3 million
>Euros to replace the system... 3 MILLION?!?! Yeah, sounds like a 4GHz
>Java-Solution to me...
>All the people in the Dortmund area (even Jens!): Go there, help them,
>make some cash! ;*)
>Here's the scoop (German), use the fish of many languages to translate
>the funny article...
>Cheers, Axel
>----- End of forwarded message from akesemu -----

 I'll replace the C64 and bring the system back up for only
1 million. It'll be tough for me but I believe I can make
a small profit.
Received on Thu Feb 17 2005 - 11:37:13 GMT

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