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CP/M User
June 13th, 2003, 11:50 PM
http://www.neosplice.com/~dsbrain/retro/want.htm

Well that's just his wants section, but I suppose

http://www.neosplice.com/~dsbrain/retro/have.htm
would offer some interesting info.

Actually, the 'want' section is a bit much. Sure I can
turn my webpage into a personal archievement to
obtain a Jupiter Ace, by letting everyone out there
know that I want one too. The project to build one
might be easier to do (I'll just have to find the right
people who would do that).

Cheers.

Thomas Hillebrandt
July 15th, 2003, 03:08 PM
I have to write a comment as well... :)

Although at my site I don't provide a "wanted"-list, I have to believe it works. I have obtained a friend in the UK (I live in Denmark), who has a wants-list on his site. On this list I found "Commodore Amiga 1000", of which I had two, so I send him one, and got some great stuff in return. Bottom line, he got an Amiga 1000 because it was on his list. If I'd found his site, and no list, not seeing an A1000 in his collection wouldn't have provoked me to offer him my spare one. As a result, one of the things I plan to add to my site is a wanted-list :roll: ...

Of course, you can always want stuff that you know won't surface just like that...Like an Apple I...But you might as well.. :shock:

This said, pictures and praises about the wanted machines is probably a bit over the top. In many cases you'd prefer donations - and as such you don't want people belíeving you're prepared to pay a couple of limbs for the thing :lol:

Erik
July 15th, 2003, 10:51 PM
If you want something the best way to find it is to cast the widest net, right?

A useful website about the machine seems like it would be one way to extend the net.

I have had some reasonable success with my "want list" since it has both general items (CP/M and S-100 systems) and more specific ones (Sol 20, IMSAI, etc.)

I just got a massive Compupro setup (20+ boards, chassis, disks and manuals) this past weekend, for instance. A few months ago I picked up three full S-100 systems with 3 or 4 boxes of software, docs and books.

Nobody has offered the Sol or IMSAI, but those were pipe dreams anyway! :)

Erik

CP/M User
August 3rd, 2003, 03:58 AM
"Thomas Hillebrandt" wrote in message:

Hi Thomas,

> I have to write a comment as well... :)

> Although at my site I don't provide a "wanted"-list,
> I have to believe it works. I have obtained a friend
> in the UK (I live in Denmark), who has a wants-list
> on his site. On this list I found "Commodore Amiga
> 1000", of which I had two, so I send him one, and
> got some great stuff in return. Bottom line, he got
> an Amiga 1000 because it was on his list. If I'd
> found his site, and no list, not seeing an A1000 in
> his collection wouldn't have provoked me to offer
> him my spare one. As a result, one of the things
> I plan to add to my site is a wanted-list...

Yes, it works well when you want a machine which has
had some success. Machine like the Ace isn't quite like
that.

> Of course, you can always want stuff that you 'know'
> won't surface just like that...Like an Apple I...But
> you might as well..

I read somewhere that there were only like ever 100
(or as it 50?) Apple I's sold at some computer
convention? It would be a learning experience to find
out that the Ace only had somewhere in that figure
too. Maybe somewhere between 250-500 machines
might be some hope, as some people I've met around
the 'net were telling me how they had 2 or 3 of them,
which they just threw out! :-(

> This said, pictures and praises about the wanted
> machines is probably a bit over the top. In many
> cases you'd prefer donations - and as such you
> don't want people belíeving you're prepared to
> pay a couple of limbs for the thing.

Really depends on the person, out of the people who
want an Ace are ready $1000-$2000 for this machine?
(I'm not). Chances of someone actually having one &
not realising the rarety of this machine would have to
be 0.

It's really a case of what the person is like, if they
are just some very kind soul, who wants to make
someone happy, or is it going to be about the
money?

Cheers.

CP/M User
August 3rd, 2003, 04:14 AM
"Erik" wrote in message:

Hi Erik,

> If you want something the best way to find it is to
> cast the widest net, right?

> A useful website about the machine seems like it
> would be one way to extend the net.

> I have had some reasonable success with my
> "want list" since it has both general items (CP/M
> and S-100 systems) and more specific ones
> (Sol 20, IMSAI, etc.)

I've seen piles of Sol 20 games somewhere written
in assembly. Unfortunately I don't have the website
address on me! :-(

A CP/M machine which is using a machine capable
of graphics is nice. I've had fun doing this on my
Amstrad using CP/M. It just shows that if the
graphics is possible then some nice games, demos
could be made. The Amstrad PCW has actually had
some arcade game for it (even though it's a
serious business machine) & while they only used
a green screen it's shown that it can be done. Sadily,
it didn't really take off.

Well, I don't know what you're thinking about all this
& or if you're thinking that I'm just some guy who
just see's the fun side to computers. Business is a
bit of a bore with me! :-(

I grew up with all the knowledge (from books) that
computers were only made for a specific task. But
for a programmer to come along & make some
fun stuff out of a machine (as long as the machine
provides it), a gaming machine could be made.

It's like asking why CP/M cannot have a range of
applications, games, video demos. Sure some
machines can't provide those things, but some
can as well. With a little hardware knowledge in
relation to what the machine offers the user,
something fun could be constructed.

Cheers.