Fortune Systems (Brands you never hear much about)
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Sat Nov 12 15:03:37 CST 2005
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 11/12/2005 at 12:34 PM nospam212-cctalk at yahoo.com wrote:
>>I have a couple of Fortune systems and some doc but
>>they're incomplete so I have done much with them yet.
>>If I ever find enough stuff to get them working I
>>will. We looked at Fortune years ago when my dad's
>>company was looking for a multi-user system for the
>>office. Kind of liked it at the time but the picked
>>an Altos instead as the company seemed a bit more
> The company was hyped quite a bit with a healthy (for those days) dose of
> startup capital; my impression of the firm from my position as a contractor
> was that an awful lot of money was wasted just fooling around with things
> not directly related to product development. I believe that their entry
> system target price was $5000, not bad in those days.
When I got the Fortune stuff I mentioned in my earlier post, I did
some research. Almost all the references I found were newsgroup posts
bemoaning the quality of both the 32:16 and of Fortune's customer
service. Nobody seemed surprised that Fortune didn't last.
> One very rare item from this company would be their color graphics
> terminal. I've only seen a prototype, but someone told me that it had
> actually made it into production.
Now that I've offered to give it away, that's probably the terminal
I've got. :\
No matter, though - it's useless too me sitting in my garage.
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