[rescue] Rescues I passed up recently
ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Thu May 15 15:10:21 CDT 2003
In front of the main building that I got that perfectly complete
Gateway/ALR 8000 I found another set of machines yesterday and a
ceramics grinder or something plus more building scraps... One was a
Quadra 950 and the other was a VME bus computer of some sort with boxes
of VME cards. It said something about character generation on the back
and some of the cards were graphic frame buffers. I didn't have time
to pull the system board, but this was all circa late 80's early 90's
stuff and at least one board was broken... but there was no way I was
going to carry it back to the office.
I think the manufacturer was Chyron. The 950 I would have picked up in
an instant if it wasn't missing the right side cover. Would have been
a great A/UX box.
Any clues as to what the VME thingy was... I speculated something for
interactive television... (teleprompter?) There is a TV production
company in that building who I think was throwing the machine away.
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