[rescue] Modula-2/Lilith (was: Rescue of a life-time.. orthe year at the very least.)
lionel4287 at verizon.net
Sat Sep 18 23:37:34 CDT 2004
> From: Mike Meredith <mike at blackhairy.demon.co.uk>
> Date: 2004/09/18 Sat AM 07:35:31 GMT
> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] Modula-2/Lilith (was: Rescue of a life-time..
> orthe year at the very least.)
> 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.
Ah, very good - I was just not thinking about the value of pounds vs. US
dollar "back in the day" ;^)
lionel 4287 at verizon net
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