What was Friday nights Jeopardy question in the catgeory "1980's" having
to do with Radio Shack? I forgot what the question was but it was
something about Radio Shack and the answer was "computer".
Sorry, had to know as I missed this by walking away to check on dinner.
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"John R. Keys Jr." <jrkeys(a)concentric.net> wrote:
> My best find was free card called a SYNPHONIX Electronic Speech
> Articulator model 100 by a company called Artic Technologies with a date
> 1985 on it. Does anyone have any more info on this card such as is for a pc
> or apple, any special software needs ? Thanks and keep on computing -->
Artic Technologies makes (at least I think they are still around, they
were a year or so ago) devices that talk. I've seen them in operation
because one of my co-workers is blind and needs that sort of thing to
use her computer.
That said, I think one of the devices she has is an ISA card with the
SYNPHONIX legend on it. It has an ISA back plate with a headphone
jack and (I think) a volume control knob poking through. There is
also a speaker on the card that can make itself heard over the fan and
through the case. It's been a while since I've seen this one (she
used it briefly in 1995-1996, I think she keeps it as a spare) and
I've no idea whether they also made any Apple-flavored devices.
Until recently she used a serially-attached talking box, also from
Artic. Now she is using software that can use the sound card in her
PC (it previously used the Artic box but she prefers to not carry
extra bits around).
Regarding software, from what I've seen of the Artic software, it is
copy-protected and uses the Artic talker as a serialized dongle. The
new software (from another company) has a key disk that lets you
install the authorization on the hard disk, sort of like the old Lotus
1-2-3 v2.0 copy protection.
Hope this helps,
Hi all, just to add spice to this list.
I would'nt do business with that if this business keeps up like this.
Common experience anyone? The question is clearly presented to this
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Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 12:34:15 -0500
To: "Jaoson D. Pero" <jpero(a)cgo.wave.ca>
From: John Purdy <jpurdy(a)amgupgrades.com>
Subject: Re: Thinkpad 700/720 series HDD's
At 12:03 PM 2/27/98 -0500, you wrote:
I would like a price quotes on these two:
340mb and 810mb and is it user-installable?
Thank you for visiting the AMG Web site. All requests for memory pricing
are responded by the AMG representative who covers your state. By reply
eMail could you provide us that information?
Many thanks, and we look forward to working with you on this and other
upgrades as they are needed.
Pero, Jason D.
<Tim, I am unable to find the Ampro Little Board BIOS source. There
<are some utilities, patches, and such in source form and a text
<reference to a file 38BIOS.LBR (in the JSAGE area), but I cannot
<locate the file itself. Can you cite directory pointers, please.
It's in the .lbr file like many items in the collection they are either
arc/ark/lzh/lbr/zip or whatevered into compacted libraries. Because it's
compacted it makes finding an individual file real tough.
If you can't find them (they are there) let me know I have them on line.
<erm, isn't the walnut creek cd-rom predominantly stocked with the same
<stuff that is on oak? which kind of implies that so long as you aren't
<doing it for profit, it's just another kind of distribution. you
<probably couldn't duplicate the walnut creek packaging without getting
<copyright sorted, but if you just reassemble the content without
<duplicating form (or necessarily even providing any) that shouldn't
<infringe anyone's copyright.
About 95% can be found out on the net at OAK and simtel among others.
I'm sure some even have the CDrom on line. There may be a few peices
that are unique to the cdrom like the viewer/search tools but the rest
are PD or shareware.
As to assembling another there are ways to organize things to make hem
easier to find when they are embedded in compacted collections.
I had a C64 before, and the PSU worked fine. Then I fried the C64, but
kept everything but the actual machine
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Walnut is a CD publisher. Unless they assembled the disc themselves,
then someone else assembled the data and may own the (collection
copyright) rights to reproduction of new CDs. Of course, they may
be looking for a new publisher, or may try to publish it themselves.
Walnut probably dropped it for lack of sales. They like to see at
least 1,000 copies sold a month. If you own a copy of the old CD,
check the credits and I'm sure you can track down the creator.
Or ask Walnut Creek. They might tell you.
It's more cost-effective and less risky these days to do short-run
CDs on CD-R. Still, all-told you can get 1,000 "real" CDs for
$800-$1,500, depending on which options you want.
Jefferson Computer Museum <http://www.threedee.com/jcm>
On Feb 27, 21:32, lisard(a)zetnet.co.uk wrote:
> Subject: Wanted stuff (Was: Pretty good week)
> an original archimedes, with the original arthur os and the gui in basic
Well, as mentioned in another message, I've got the machine (not for sale :-))
and probably the ROMs. I could certainly copy the "Welcome" disk. But for
those who don't already know, the "gui" was really just a small collection of
demo programs that sat on top of the O/S, and wasn't terribly functional.
Pete Peter Turnbull
Dept. of Computer Science
University of York