Date : Sun, 16 Jan 2000 00:08:48 +0000
From : Mark Scholes <mark@...>
Subject: Re: BBC parts giveaway (Cambs. UK)
In message <14462.4718.749000.699542@...>
Angus Duggan <angus@...> wrote:
> Frank Lee writes:
> >The forwarded article is from the University of Cambridge internal news,
> >but I should imagine it is of interest to the group.
> >=================== forwarded message =================
> >Article: 77353 of cam.misc
> >From: brian.cockburn@...
> Brian was an early Acorn employee, and so some of the kit he has may be
> experimental or prototypes, or will have modified guts. He's also a good
> friend of mine, if you pick up any of the stuff, tell him I sent you :-)
I went to see him today, and they gave me lots of stuff, and took it back to
my flat in their car, very nice people. Anyway I got an A440, Winchester HD
unit, monitor, A500 (Arc prototype), Cambridge Workstation (has anyone got
discs and manuals for this?), a Master Compact issue 1 (protoype?) software,
very interesting docs, including A500 hardware guide. Also a BBC, and a BBC
keyboard in a sawn off case (the proper way to make external keyboards :-) ),
Arc backplanes, 100's of sideways ROMs, ST506 HDs, and assorted floppy drives.
All for the cost of -1.45ukps (no need to get the bus back home)
When I get round to it I'll make up a list of documentation for The Project.
Now all I need are lots of connecting wires to get it all working, and more
table space would be handy!
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