Episode 280

Okidata Microline 92

Dot Matrix Printer

Link: Antic Magazine 1985 Printer Guide on Atari Magazine   Compute Magazine June 1984 on Atari Magazine

Dick's Gadget Warehouse

280 Okidata Microline 92 Dot Matrix Printer

Okidata Microline 92 Dot Matrix Printer


From 1984 (and Dick still has the original receipt), the Okidata 92 printer cost $699, and the cable cost $39.95.  The paper for printing (with the sheets all attached together but perforated) cost $19.95.

Dick also refers to the Okimate 20 which was an early attempt at colour printing.

Okimate 20

Okimate 20



NewerTech Universal Drive Adapter
The USB2 Universal Drive Adapter (Episode 267) recommended by Leo has proved to be popular.  Steve Miller has bought one (see Episode 279), and so has Listener Joel who is an independent computer technician.  It saves him from unscrewing the hard drives from the drive bays.

The Hindenburg Disaster

Learn from Dick and Leo about the Hindenburg Disaster and Bill Gaines's interest in the German air-ship.

Hindenburg Disaster

Hindenburg Disaster


Leo plays an audio clip of Herbert Morrison's live report at the time.

Hindenburg Disaster


Brannock Device
Leo gets to read a letter today.  Dr Mark Sukoenig, an optometrist from Syracuse, writes in about the Brannock Device (Episode 255).  Syracuse was where the Park-Brannock Shoe Store started (and Carrier Air-Conditioners as well), and when he was young, he and his family would have been served by people in the store including Charles Brannock himself.


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