Reasonable price for a complete SOL-20 system?

Fred Cisin cisin at
Sun Oct 16 15:49:53 CDT 2016

> I don't think I have any other wooden computers yet. The seller had an 
> interesting tale about the origin of the wood in these particular 
> computers. As the legend goes, the father of one of the principals of 
> Processor Technology had a contract to remove wharfs from along the 
> Mississippi river, which happened to be made of black walnut. And thus, 
> the SOL-20 received stylish black walnut side panels, hopefully without 
> too much lingering wharf smell. I don't know if the tale is true, but I 
> have chosen to believe it.

"This was real. This was more real even than reality. This was history. It 
might not be true, but that had nothing to do with it." - Terry Pratchett 
"Wyrd Sisters"

On the other hand, the wood top for the Northstar Horizon was plywood from 
Ashby Lumber.

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