Fwd: Train-station managing C64 dies after two decades

From: Joe R. <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Thu Feb 17 13:54:51 2005

At 11:02 AM 2/17/05 -0800, Dwight wrote:
>>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
>>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.

  Hah! I have the original IBM XENIX software and manuals. I can make it
available for cool 1/2 mil :-)

Received on Thu Feb 17 2005 - 13:54:51 GMT

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