Fwd: Train-station managing C64 dies after two decades

From: Dwight K. Elvey <dwight.elvey_at_amd.com>
Date: Thu Feb 17 13:02:29 2005

>From: "Cameron Kaiser" <spectre_at_floodgap.com>
>> > Hi
>> > 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.
>> > Dwight
>> The one problem that might be the case that I though of is... what if
>> the problem is that the EPROMs are losing their bits after 20 years...
>> not impossible. What if there are no listings or backups?
>Well, unfortunately, a followup on the list is that it appears to be a clever
>hoax which was overzealously reported. Still, the actual system is a 286
>running Xenix, not quite as cool (to me) as a Commodore 64 doing the same
>task, but still intriguing and on topic for this list. The problem of no one
>knowing how to maintain or repair it stands (maybe the HD lost the magic
>smoke, who knows).

 Ok, Xenix on a 286. I'll have to raise my estimate to $1.1M,
just to be on the safe side.
Received on Thu Feb 17 2005 - 13:02:29 GMT

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