retr0brite not so right?
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Mon Aug 2 13:36:38 CDT 2010
> On 01/08/10 19:15, Tony Duell wrote:
> (re: Apple 1)
> >  OK, if somebody gave me one, I would accept it with thanks. And I
> > would look after it. But if I won the lottery or something (difficult,
> > since I don't enter :-)), I would not spend the money on an Apple 1.
> > There are many other classic computers I would find more interesting.
> Same here. If I won the lottery I'd be building up a half-decent home
> machine shop...
Even if I had to spend it on classic computers, the Apple 1 would not be
high up the list :-). Certain HP models (not particularly rare ) would
 Amazingly, for all I have a fair number of HP machines, I have never
managed to obtain an HP1000 of any version, for ecample...
> My interest is in the old single-board and embedded machines. I'm not
> too interested in the Apple I, but I do find (for example) the Acorn
Err, the Apple 1 is a single-board machine :-)
> Exceptions would be the Apple II and Acorn BBC Micro. The AII on the
> grounds that I think it's neat how the parts count was pushed so low
> (especially on things like the disc controller) and the Acorn because it
> was pretty much the first "real" computer I used...
Hmm, we will ahve to agree to disagree, I think. I regard the Apple ][ as
one of the worst designs ever because it's such a minimal parts count
(IMHO a few more chips would ahve made it a lot better). But I feel the
BBC Micro is one of the best (if not _the_ best) 8 bitters. A very
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