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Wed Mar 14 08:40:29 CDT 2007
In article <45F76433.87F015DD at cs.ubc.ca>,
Brent Hilpert <hilpert at cs.ubc.ca> writes:
> I picked a derelict/beat-up CT-64 out of the surplus/discard pile about 10
> years ago. Cleaned up and rewired it's in excellent condition.
Dude. 10 years ago I don't know if this "hobby" was on anyone's
radar. Did ebay even exist 10 years ago? At any rate, 10 years seems
like such a long time for this hobby that I don't know how you could
compare 10 years ago to now.
> I know you're interested in anything terminal, Richard, but I have to say fro
> a strictly functional perspective you're not missing anything.
Yeah, I know, but people are clearly not bidding on this for the
functionality. Its the brand.
This can be a double eded sword. For instance, my Beehive terminal is
branded Cromemco and that's the *only* thing that kept it out of the
hands of the scrappers. Cromemco is a brand near and dear to people's
memories and Beehive is a "WTF is that?" brand (or worse, "what a
POS!" brand) to most people.
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