On Sat, 20 Jun 1998, Van Burnham wrote:
quoting actual bids? Recently, in a so-called
"silent" email auction...I
bid $275 for a non-working Odyssey 1 (IMHO a very fair and reasonably high
that's the machine you're talking about, I guess I am a very lucky being.
I knew it was early and cool, and probably worth something, but not that
people would bid hundreds of dollars for broken units!
Wow! Nice (simple) Odyssey page. I, too, have one. It's not the
original one my family had in 197x; that one got cannibalized when
I was a teenager for the parts. One of the program cards got chopped
and soldered to the connector for a 44-pin VIC-20 bus extender (yes,
the cards are the same pin cound and spacing). A controller cable
got a new lease on life as a C-64 printer cable (user-port to centronics
connector). We used to play that thing for hours and hours. My
biggest complaint was that the overlays came in small and large, but we
had a "medium" TV. My favorite was the sub hunt, followed by the