[rescue] Any interest in relic Sanyo PC?
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
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
> something of an old-time hacker. He has a early-'80s-vintage Sanyo PC,
> with the triple-stack memory hack that required physically modifying
> 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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