Hi Ernie, The parts cannibalizing was referring to existing systems and grabbing parts for one from another. As far as internal strife at CBM I was gone by that time but had lunch and partied with the guys regularlyâ¦ in some ways it was like witnessing a slow drowning. I didnât sense that there was any leadership from the PC Jr guy (copying what someone did at another company is not a strategy) or the Nabisco guy (computers are inedible for the most part), the Amiga efforts were still productive from a HW/SW technology sense but without marketing backing and the PC guys were told to remove vital features such as MMUâs so that they would have something to sell in a year or two (NOW with MMU! Get yours today)â¦ meanwhile they were to charge more for less. I remember the noise one engineer made when describing the dilemma he had in doing what he was told, the forlorn whine reminded me of what a bull elephant would sound like on itâs third day stuck in a tar pit. (It helped that the guy doing the melancholy wail was 6â8â). It was inevitable that eventually guys started showing up for lunch with bite marks and fingers missing. I havenât watched much of the Deathbed Vigil or read the last part of Bagnallâs book as it was sad enough that I turned it off and closed the book. Sometimes itâs best to just drop the patient off at the ER, leave and donât ask how it turned out, I felt that way about the details of the last couple of years. Aw hell now I am melancholy; quick, someone tell a Pet or Vic story! Bil From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Ernie Chorny Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 9:35 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Commodore 65 Bill - Your brief but tantalizing reply leads me to believe that there is a much bigger tale here than first seems. To my knowledge the only components cannibalized for the C65 were the SID chips. From other postings that you have made it is apparent that you are a knowledgeable raconteur of the "Tales of Commodore" - anything to add here? Ernie On 4/22/2010 5:27 PM, Bil Herd wrote: Very fitting, the C65 is from the days when CBM resorted to cannibalism internally. -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 3:43 PM To: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: R: RE: Commodore 65 Guys, thanks for replies... cannibalism of course but who has C65 board to take pieces? :) all the best Carlo ----Messaggio originale---- Da: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Data: 19/04/2010 22.31 A: "email@example.com"<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org><email@example.com><mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>, "cbm-hackers@ling. gu.se"<email@example.com><mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Ogg: RE: Commodore 65 Were C65 chips ever available outside of a few units from the CBM Labs? Where do people get spares like VIC these days? Bil -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> [mailto:owner-cbm-hackers@musoftware. de] On Behalf Of email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2010 5:41 AM To: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Commodore 65 Dear Friends I am new to the list and I am a fan of Italian old Commodore. Thank you all for helping me want to offer. I have a Commodore 65 board missing some chips. Does anyone have spare parts for this machine? thank you very much Carlo Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by IDSi's MailScanner. 1ï¿½,jï¿½jï¿½ï¿½ï¿½aï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½^qï¿½ï¿½iï¿½ï¿½Éï¿½Xï¿½ï¿½Xï¿½ï¿½ Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com<http://www.avg.com> Version: 9.0.814 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2828 - Release Date: 04/22/10 02:31:00 This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by IDSi's MailScanner. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2010-04-23 13:00:05
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