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Richard Erlacher
03/14/12 08:28
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Denver, Co
USA


 
#186661 - many of those old "steam driven" parts still work just fine
Responding to: Erik Malund's previous message
I have no old Z80-based system that I once used to run my accounts-receivable/payable, print checks and invoices, etc. It still works just as well as it ever did, and, just about as fast as the software on the "latest-greatest" PC's. Even the old printer still works. I'm not likely to reprogram the check printer, though, as the bank I used back then is long-gone. The new printers don't handle multi-part forms ... <sigh> ...

It's fun, for some people, to take hardware that was in full operation before they were born and make it "do something."

If it costs the price of a couple of beers, well, some guys are willing to pay a little extra. If it costs the price of a new car, well, that's another question.

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List of 9 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
P8051AH Intel Burner      John Nery      03/13/12 03:52      
   inexpensive ...      Erik Malund      03/13/12 07:51      
   re: P8051AH Intel Burner      Andy Peters      03/13/12 10:06      
      those were the days      Erik Malund      03/13/12 10:41      
   forget about "burning" 'em ... they can't be reprogrammed      Richard Erlacher      03/13/12 14:08      
      it is fun to ride a veteran railroad, but ....      Erik Malund      03/14/12 06:37      
         It looks different to the hobbyist      Richard Erlacher      03/14/12 08:07      
            absolutely      Erik Malund      03/14/12 08:14      
               many of those old "steam driven" parts still work just fine      Richard Erlacher      03/14/12 08:28      

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