[rescue] Modula-2/Lilith (was: Rescue of a life-time.. orthe year at the very least.)

Mike Meredith mike at blackhairy.demon.co.uk
Sat Sep 18 02:35:31 CDT 2004

On Sat, 18 Sep 2004 0:27:17 +0000, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> The Apple ][ was over $1,000 in the USA at the time, so UKP1,000 is
> not that out of line (if memory serves me
> correctly).

Your memory of exchange rates could do with a bit of refreshing. During
the period we're talking about (early 1980's), the US dollar would buy
between 0.41-0.65 UKP (the historical high in 1985 was when $1=UKP0.87).
Apple was quite entitled to sell a $1,000 computer in the UK for
UKP1,000; we were entitled to fall about laughing.

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