what's vintage? was Re: Latest addition: A bondi-blue iMac

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Fri Jul 1 13:48:29 CDT 2016

On 2016-07-01 2:39 PM, Paul Koning wrote:
>> On Jul 1, 2016, at 2:33 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
>> On 07/01/2016 11:10 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
>>> As I understand it, the Raspberry Pi is not that far off (and before
>>> it, the ZX Spectrum). But then, there are half a dozen models of
>>> Raspberry Pi, even excluding the Pi Zero.
>> ...and numerous clones.   This email is being run through a server
>> running Ubuntu on a headless Orange Pi PC.  At $15, I'll probably buy a
>> few more.
>> We're entering another interesting period of time.  For those who want a
>> desktop PC to read email and surf the web, the display could well turn
>> out to be the most expensive component by far.
> Of course, if your needs are basic, an old CRT for a few dollars will serve just fine.

Or, for free, a dumpster LCD. I find working ones discarded regularly, 
and 90% of the non-working ones are just bad inverter caps ($2 worth).


> 	paul

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