One more idea: If the reader has access to an IBM PC or compatible with a modem, Computer Shopper runs a list of BBSs by state. He could tie into one of those and find out if they carry a "For Sale" conference. Post a message asking for VIC-20 or Plus/4 equipment. Be prepared to wait for an answer though--I'm just now getting some feedback after three months of waiting!On the other hand, another letter corrects a small point about the VIC's character resolution and says "I got rid of that archaic beastie, but I still remember a lot about it." So maybe the IBM PC access-having user is actually looking at it from a retro-perspective.
Of course, this is in the shadow of all the 8-bit Commodores looking long in the tooth, with the C128 discontinued and the beloved 64 coasting on the size of its installed userbase.
International Bounty Hunter - Neil Harvey
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