Reply to post: Re: Ah the good old days

Beware the trainee with time on his hands and an Acorn manual on his desk

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Re: Ah the good old days

That brings back memories of the Tandy TRS80 series. Their Model 3 optionally included an EPROM blower. Their ROM was pretty dumb, and it was possible to persuade the EPROM blower to address the RAM. The machine would smoke a bit, emit a loud beep and die - permanently!

A three line basic programme typed in to one of these machines in the local Tandy on a Saturday afternoon would delay for several minutes, giving time to move away, then the machine would die horribly.....

AC, since Radio Shack probably still bear a grudge!

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