Re: More Classic Computer Ads
- Thanks for qualifying what you said in your earlier post Brian.
Actually learning about this was quite intriguing (for me at least).
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Brian Cirulnick"
> I spend a lot of time reading newsgroups (or these days, web-based
> BBS type systems), and there's still considerable chatter regarding
> these machines. I know someone made and sold Y2k upgrade ROMs, and
> they are sold and resold and parts swapped via eBay, and from the
> experiences I've had, it's not people buying that stuff
> for "collections" it's people buying that stuff because they wore out
> the keyboard on the previous one.
> Spend 20 minutes googling around and you'll find way too much
> material to convince you that this is just a few collectors. Model
> 100 is like the Model T -- it just won't die, and there are too many
> people interested in keeping it alive.
> All I said to start all this (wow, you guys must be bored to make
> this the conversation to end 2008), was that the ad for the Model 100
> wasn't all that ironic, anybody that paid $799 and is still using it
> got their money's worth.
- Just be careful with the 1.2gb version. Compaq had to replace almost
all the ones they had in Deskpros back in the day. I know as I was
one of the guys doing the replacing. The higher capacity ones may not
have shared the same issue though.
-- In email@example.com, Jim Scheef <scheefj@...> wrote:
> I have a BigFoot drive downstairs. Let me know if you want it.