What is the most amount of money you've spent on a computer or computer-related item?

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Fri Jan 13 16:52:00 CST 2017

On 2017-01-13 7:24 PM, Jon Elson wrote:
> On 01/13/2017 12:16 PM, Al Kossow wrote:
>> On 1/13/17 10:05 AM, Toby Thain wrote:
>>> AUD $25,000 for a Linotype L100 PostScript imagesetter (used).
> I have a laser photoplotter I built a long time ago to make circuit
> board artwork.  It does 1000 x 1000 DPI via a raster process, wrapping
> the film around a drum.  After moving all the conversion software over
> to Linux, it occurred to me that it might not be hard to convert some
> raw pixel image format produced by one of the PostScript converters to
> the format for my photoplotter.  it was about a one hour exercise to get
> it working!
> Not exactly a one button operation to get images, what with all the
> darkroom processing, but I might use it some day.  I mostly use it now
> to make solder stencils for board manufacturing.

I remember you mentioning on the list before. Would make a nice hackaday 
writeup :-)


> Jon

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