Fwd: Train-station managing C64 dies after two decades

From: Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu Feb 17 12:08:20 2005

On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 10:03:01 -0800 (PST), Dwight K. Elvey
<dwight.elvey_at_amd.com> wrote:
> Hi Ethan
> I'd considered that as well. I suspect it is just one
> of those information display systems. I'd guess that the
> new cost would be to install a nice new full sized
> color LED panel and such.


> I'd only be replacing and fixing the old system for the $1M.

As would I (I was just allowing for the possibility that it might be
decayed firmware, not just broken hardware)... that would be harder to
replace in-kind if there were no backups, but it's still be worth it.

> Germany in the spring time would be great :)

Yep... been in Winter and Summer... need to go in the Spring.

But since it has been revealed to be a 286 running Xenix, it still
might be either corrupt software or defective hardware... but one
still could easily replace in-kind for a lot less than the proposed
upgrade price... of course, another decade from now, where would one
get parts from?

Received on Thu Feb 17 2005 - 12:08:20 GMT

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