Getting out of the hobby

Eric Smith spacewar at
Tue Oct 11 19:40:33 CDT 2016

On Oct 11, 2016 3:48 PM, "Brad H" <vintagecomputer at>
> I always enjoyed the repair aspect of the hobby more than use, although I
> enjoy some use.  The learning is the best part, I think.  It's almost a
> letdown when something is already just working.

Weird Stuff Warehouse used to put "Guaranteed Not to Work" stickers on some
of the items they sold. One time I bought an Atari 800 with such a sticker,
intending to part it out to repair other machines. To my dismay, it worked
perfectly. I went back and complained. They said I was the only person to
have ever complained, but that they would honor the guarantee if I brought
it back, i.e., they would break it for me.

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