Date : Mon, 13 Nov 1989 12:20:52 -0800
From : firstname.lastname@example.org (Murphy's beta test site.)
Subject: NEC 8500 Technical Info
; From: email@example.com (Rob Tillotson)
; Subject: NEC PC-8500 info wanted...
NEC produces a technical manual on the internals of the beast
hardware and software wise. I called the NEC tech. support
number (it requires patience, it's always busy, and when it
does ring, it rings for a long time), and wound up with a very
helpful person who sent me what I wanted for free. The only
catch was that they made me sign a non-disclosure to get the
manual, and made me swear not to breathe a word of what was
inside of the manual for the next five years. So I won't.
But this is the manual you want. What wasn't inside of it
was all the gorey details about things that weren't actually
inside the 8500 itself, but this is a Must Have for 8500
What I don't have in front of me is the number of tech support
or the name or part number of the manual. It may not even have a
part number since it's not for sale. The service department
should know the number of tech support, and/or we can go off
line in email and share this info. If there is a CPM list
archive I've posted it before, abiet about 1.5 years ago. I
can research same if you don't have the info otherwise.
Meanwhile Rob, I'd be happy to conspire with you (or any
8500-heads) in email.