Mall directory computers

Kevin Parker trash80 at
Sun Jul 31 02:43:48 CDT 2016

Thanks for the clarity and the extra info  - as I said I haven’t opened it or fired it up much less had a good look at it.

Kevin Parker

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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:
> ore-64/
> Kevin Parker
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> 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' < 
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> 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
   (206) 395-MIPS
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