photos from VCF UK etc
jules.richardson99 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 18:47:01 CDT 2010
Philip Pemberton wrote:
> The BP fleamarket seemed to be all BBC Model Bs, Sinclair Spectrums and
> ZX81s. Starting prices around the £50 mark..... yeesh.
I raised that same viewpoint on the NMoC mailing list a few weeks ago; it's
just too much for something that can regularly be found [in the UK] for zero
cost with just a little effort.
> As I understand
> it, it was all extras from the TNMoC collection, not a bring-and-buy.
I believe so, yes. I'm not quite sure how "we know we'll never need this in
the future" was arrived at.
> I'd have expected to see a 3" drive or two
They never had many when I was there on site, at least - the odd +3 speccy,
Tatung Einstein etc. with them built-in, of course, but there wasn't really a
spares stock and certainly no surplus.
> I suspect the threat of The Wrath of The Ambulance-Chaser has put paid
> to most of these. The organisers are just too scared that someone will
> buy (say) a BBC Master, plug it in and the PSU will go "pop" and dump a
> ton of smoke into the room. The "hapless and unfortunate victim" then
> proceeds to sue the event organisers because everything "should have
> been safety-tested" and the device was "obviously unsafe"...
There was some mention of it, but buggered if I can find it in the archives
>> 'I wanted to change the world, but they wouldn't give me the source code'
> OK, I'm going to say two things about that:
> 1) LOL!
Plus there's no backup ;)
More information about the cctalk