Brands you never hear much about
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Nov 12 13:22:16 CST 2005
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Still prowling through my junk and I discovered that I'd kept the prototype
> of the terminal that I did for the Fortune Systems 68K Unix box.
> (Basically a Z80 unit that I don't recall much about--though I've still got
> source code somewhere).
> At one time, FS was a hot prospect with a few major Unix names on the
> payroll. But I've never heard of anyone collecting the boxes. Any reason
> for this?
I'm somewhat annoyed about that as we were offered one (a Fortune 32:16)
about a year ago and somewhere along the lines wires got crossed and it
was never chased up properly. Unfortunately it was offered via a phone
call, so I don't even have contact details (all email offers of stuff
come via me, so I keep records of those!) in order to give the person a
prod and see if they kept it.
If it was anyone on this list who offered it to us and you still have it
available, shout :)
According to the details I have in the same batch was also a "Sinclair
calculator" (no idea what flavour), an Oric 1, and "large disk drive".
The first two would have been nice to have too. Hopefully they at least
went to good homes rather than the tip!
In a way we don't exactly need any more UNIX hardware - but at the same
time the Fortune box is a less-common CPU and a less common system
altogether, which could have justified it...
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