Mall directory computers

Ian Finder ian.finder at
Sun Jul 31 02:28:22 CDT 2016

That is certainly not a C= 64 as the title in your link suggests but rather
an Amiga 500.

These were quite popular for "video billboard" sort of purposes- I imagine
they had it running SCALAMultimedia or a similar authoring environment.

My local high school district channel ran on a similar setup for many
years. I recall seeing it stuck on the Amiga Workbench one day...

On Sunday, July 31, 2016, Kevin Parker <trash80 at> wrote:

> Just spotted this Brad clearing up email after a 4 week break. I can't
> answer your question but it reminded me of something that
> other list users may be able to help with or it might just be of interest.
> Quite some time ago a friend of mine bought a travel agent in a shopping
> mall, did a refit of the shop and then later went bust.
> Fortunately before the refit and going bust he gave me his old shop
> display which was run on a modified Commodore.
> I haven't opened it up or powered it up but if anyone knows what this is
> I'd be grateful. I've posted some photos:
> Kevin Parker
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at <javascript:;>] On
> Behalf Of Brad H
> Sent: Thursday, 14 July 2016 12:25
> To: 'General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts' <
> cctalk at <javascript:;>>
> Subject: Mall directory computers
> Been wondering about this for a while.   Just one of those odd childhood
> memories.
> When I was a kid growing up in Oakville, Ontario, I remember Oakville Mall
> getting one of those very early mall directory computers.
> This would have been like, 1982-84, somewhere thereabouts.  From what I
> remember, they had kind of CGA-sh graphics and a chiclet
> 'keyboard' you used to browse the directory.  I'm wondering, were they
> just PCs, most likely?  Or some kind of custom job?

   Ian Finder
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