What is the most amount of money you've spent on a computer or computer-related item?
toby at telegraphics.com.au
Fri Jan 13 13:02:09 CST 2017
On 2017-01-13 3:17 PM, Paul Koning wrote:
>> On Jan 13, 2017, at 1:05 PM, Toby Thain <toby at telegraphics.com.au> wrote:
>> AUD $25,000 for a Linotype L100 PostScript imagesetter (used).
>> Has a 68K computer inside it with Adobe ROMs. Communication via serial or AppleTalk.
>> One of the first high resolution PostScript imagesetters. Put a lot of feet of bromide paper through it.
> Neat! By the standards of the time, those were not really high image
quality, but definitely adequate and successful for newspaper work. I
remember working with them in the early 1980s.
Yes, its primary job was newspaper galley setting when I bought it, but
I did bureau work on the side. Even some negatives of questionable
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