Picked up Commodore Amiga 2000

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In a message dated 10/4/2016 9:58:46 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time,  
nf6x at nf6x.net writes:

Congratulations on rescuing the 2000! I wanted one pretty badly  when I was 
working in an Amiga dealership in the late 1980s, but had a 1000. I  still 
don't have a 2000, but I've scratched that itch with a 3000 that I got a  
couple years ago. I still have my old 1000, but haven't powered it up for a  
very long time. It's overdue for a cleaning-up and  resurrection.

> On Oct 4, 2016, at 21:32, TeoZ  <teoz at neo.rr.com> wrote:
> Anyway the XT and 286  Bridgeboards are not that expensive but anything 
faster sure is.

The  Bridgeboards were indeed an odd kludge. I don't remember if we 
actually sold  any in the store I worked in, but I think we had at least one 
installed in an  Amiga 2000 for demo purposes.

I quit looking for Bridgeboards over a  year ago when eBay and I started 
seeing other people, but at the time I had  little luck finding any. I 
wouldn't mind having any working Bridgeboard to try  out in my Amiga 3000 just for 
kicks, but I wouldn't expect it to be of much  practical use. So if there's 
a hidden source of cheap XT and 286 Bridgeboards  out there, I might like to 
acquire one. Devin would get first dibs on any that  turn up, of course.

I do have something vaguely Bridgeboard-esque: I  have one of the SunPCi 
cards in my Sun Ultra 60. I think I set up DOS and NT  virtual disks for it, 
but I haven't found any practical use for it. It's just  a neat example of 
the wacky things that were kludged together for folks such  as engineers who 
needed a UNIX workstation for their main job, but also needed  access to a PC 
for things like Word. Now that I think of it, I haven't exactly  found a 
practical use for the Sun it's installed in, either. :)

Mark J. Blair, NF6X  <nf6x at nf6x.net>

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