Embedded devices vs "real" computers (was Re: Fwd: Featured Offer of the Month: Free FD100 Terminal!)

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Wed Mar 14 14:50:01 CDT 2007

On 14 Mar 2007 at 14:03, Jules Richardson wrote:

>> I remember at one place I lived there was sort of an unofficial 
dumping ground 
> for old cars, TVs, washing machines etc. a couple of miles down the road 
> amongst some woodland - lots of times friends and I used to cycle down there 
> with whatever tools we could borrow and just take stuff apart....

I used to prowl the alleys around home picking up old TVs and radios 
to scavenge for parts.  The power transformers from some of the old 
TVs were things of beauty.  Older radios were always greeted with 
glee (this was before the All-American 5 became common in the trash 


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