--- In email@example.com
, "B. Degnan" <billdeg@...> wrote:
> So far no one has expressed interest...shall I tell the person "pass"
> > "B. Degnan" <billdeg@...> wrote:
> > > I got an inquiry through my web site, I do not want an Amstrad
> > > 8256...anyone interested let me know
> > >
> > > One amstrad 8256
> > > 1 daisy wheel printer that came with the amstrad
> > > 1 amstrad keyboard
> > > All connecting cords between above items
> > > 2 probably very dried out printer cartridges
I'm not a fan of Amstrads, but Evan's "change the exhibits" post got me thinking a bit. I don't think MARCH has too many printers on display, they may be spread out among several exhibits. 21st C. people simply don't know about impact-class printers, they have only seen inkjets and laser-toner-transfer (and thermal) printers.
MARCH probably has some daisy-wheels, but if this setup works, it could be a nice and inexpensive exhibit for desktop publishing. Put next to it, an older system (apple II? C64?) with Epson dot-matrix printer; also a Mac with a laserprinter.
(shrug) It's not the worst exhibit idea, and it's interactive, and if anything breaks in use it can be replaced. It can also demonstrate BASIC programming, you can print biorhythm charts! ;) My H8 with BASIC went over well at TCF, without a printer.
Just an idea, and not all that April-foolish.