Fwd: Train-station managing C64 dies after two decades

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Fri Feb 18 04:49:30 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-17 at 09:54 -0800, Cameron Kaiser wrote:
> > > 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.

I suspect the C64 owners were jealous that BBC micros were used to do
the job of controlling the info displays at stations here in the UK ;)

Far as I know they've all been replaced now with some Windows-based crap
after concerns over age-related failures, but I certainly remember them
still in use until the late 1990's.

They were prone to falling over occasionally:


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