chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 6 19:26:16 CST 2007
--- Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com> wrote:
> > > The Sony SMC-70 had an obviously "Italian
> > > design, if you're into
> > > such.
> On Mon, 5 Feb 2007, Chris M wrote:
> > Oi I don't know what you're talking about. Show
> > other examples of this if you want to persuade me.
> talking only about the physical appearance and
> design of the case;
> not even considering the engineering aspects.
I realize that, just that I hadn't thought of the
design being Italian. I had never even seen an Italian
computer, except for the AT & T 6300 aka the Olivetti
something or other, aaka the Xerox something or other.
All I can vouch for is their ruggedness. I'm quite
sure that if you hurled one at a brick wall, it would
just keep going. I found one out in the wilderness one
day (actually slightly set in the woods off of route 9
in Freehold, NJ), monitor sitting atop. The thing had
evidently set up as a kids play center thing,
unfortunately w/o the keyboard. I asked the owners of
the property if I could have it, and they said sure. I
hope the kiddies didn't mind. Brought it home and
fired it up. Monitor and cpu worked, kinda.
Unfortunately someone pulled the cpu card out. But the
p/s seemed to work fine. Monitor too, but it would
either jump or roll. I had thought of taking a picture
of the scene before I lifted it, and displaying it on
a website w/the caption "who says vintage puters are
hard to find"! LOL LOL LOL. And who says 2 or 3
seasons worth of snowfall and rain are detrimental to
a computer's health.
Bored stiff? Loosen up...
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