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"Mark Metzler wrote: I was in WalMart last night, and I swung by the Electronics area. I was curious as to how much a replacement drive would cost me for my PC at home, which has a 17gb drive in it. They had a 80gig drive sitting on the shelf next to the surge suppressors for $70. Never mind that it comes with the software to copy everything to the new drive. So I stood there trying to do the math on what it would cost to equate that volume of storage with ST506 drives at $1995.00 a pop. My head started hurting, so I rounded the ST506 to $2000. It would take 16,000 ST506ís to reach the memory of the drive in WalMart (again sitting on the shelf, not behind a locked cabinet). At $2000.00 a pop, it would cost me $32,000,000.00. Now that would have been a nice sale, but would have been stolen by Jim Scharffe or Mike Daniel. Here is another perspective. If stacked on top of one another, they would be as tall as a 667 story building. If from sea level, they would stack high enough to top the tallest building in Downtown Denver. If sold with a cabinet and power supply, Josef Rabinowitz would be retired. "

"Ohmigod! I'm reminded of when I worked for Heath Kline at Priority One Electronics in Chatsworth...and before that for Galaxy Computers in Woodland Hills when the Commodore 64 was introduced! We thought it huge compared to the Timex Sinclair...."

"We both have been into computers since 1970's & currently own 6 OSBORNE's in working condition. Although we use DOS now, we miss cpm & how actually FAST it was compared to Windows. We miss dBase. Append as well instead of Access now. We still have data on 5 1/4" discs we need to put into the dos machines we use now. Sorry to hear you are leaving the business - we certainly hope you find a buyer who will keep the collection intact! Best to you & your wonderful efforts!"


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Acorn Computers
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Acorn BBC Master
Acorn BBC Master

During 1981 the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) wanted a computer to familiarize British public on computers. Acorn Computers Ltd. received the contract and the BBC model A was born. Features 16 Kb of RAM, cassette tape-based. Model B used 32Kb RAM, a floppy drive and/or a network adaptor. We have (2) of these units.

SPECIFICATIONS:
NAME   Acorn BBC Master
MANUFACTURER   Acorn Computers
TYPE   Home Computer
ORIGIN   United Kingdom
YEAR   1986
LAST RUN  1993
QUANTITY BUILT  1,500
OPERATING SYSTEM ROM based custom, compatible to Acorn BBC
CPU   65C02
SPEED   2 Mhz
RAM   128Kb
ROM   128Kb
TEXT MODES   80x32
GRAPHIC MODES   640x256 Colors
I/O PORTS   UHF TV out, BNC video out, RGB video out, RS423, Cassette, Analog In (DB15), Econet port, TUBE interface, 1Mhz BUS, User port, Printer port, Disk-drive connector
POWER SUPPLY   Built-In
PRICE   $399.00


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