desoldering problems and technique (and amiga 2000 mod)
Mr Ian Primus
ian_primus at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 4 11:51:47 CST 2010
--- On Mon, 1/4/10, William Donzelli <wdonzelli at gmail.com> wrote:
> > This kind of thing makes me
> insane. I would have gladly paid another
> > $1, or even $10, had they just put the parts on the
> Keep in mind that catering to the tiny majority of people
> yourself really throws a wrench in the manufacturing
> works. For every component of a computer there is the
> obvious cost of
> the piece, but from there one can find *dozens* of little
> extra (and
> sometimes not so little) costs associated with it -
> everything from
> extra inventory costs to the extra toilet paper in the
> Having semicustom builds, like including the connectors in
> example,*really* amplifies things.
Yeah, and besides, Commodore knew at this point that if people wanted a feature in their computers badly enough, they'd solder it in themselves. At least Commodore was good at giving users the framework and the information they needed to do it. For example, look how easy it is to add RS-232 to a C64. All you need is an inverter and some level shifters. The routines are already in ROM to allow that to work.
Also, how many people actually *bought* the bridgeboard, anyway? I have seen dozens of 2000's, but I've never once seen a PC bridgeboard.
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