[Gllug] How things change

Christopher Hunter chrisehunter at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Aug 2 20:05:56 UTC 2004

On Saturday 24 Jul 2004 11:16 am, Chris Bell wrote:
> On Fri 23 Jul, John Winters wrote:
> > I've also found an invoice for a 3.5" floppy disk drive, dated 30/1/92.
> > It cost me a staggering £233.83!
>    The first BBC micros, Model A, were supplied without floppy driver
> chips, although the tracks were ready on the board, because a floppy drive
> cost more than the rest of the computer.

I remember modifying dozens of Model As to Model Bs - the Bs weren't widely 
available at first, and it was (just) cost-effective to do the upgrade 


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