[rescue] Any interest in relic Sanyo PC?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jun 24 16:24:39 CDT 2003

   If this is the MBC-55 (or was it -550?), I'm interested.  I sold 
those machines when they were new, at a computer store in the 
afternoons after high school.  I wouldn't mind having one for old 
times' sake.


On Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at 05:16 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> I've been talking some with an emeritus professor of physics at Lock
> Haven University, PA.  (Talking about things from failed perpetual
> motion machines and why they don't work, to antique hardware hacks, to
> the shortcomings of winmodems, to ...)
> Anyway, while he denies knowing much about computers, he turns out to 
> be
> something of an old-time hacker.  He has a early-'80s-vintage Sanyo PC,
> with the triple-stack memory hack that required physically modifying 
> the
> motherboard (which he and one of his grad students did based on
> instructions dictated over the phone), and the Sanyo/IBM dual-display
> hack, and the OS hand-patch to run MS-DOS executables (which he and
> another of his grad students figured out between them).  He was asking
> if anyone on the list is interested in preserving it.
> Anyone want a piece of history that didn't make it?  If so, drop me a
> note and I'll put you in contact.
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