The Jupiter Ace... British computer from 1982. Uses Forth over BASIC.
Blah blah. No need for me to blab on about the machine, there is
very little I can add to the details you can find on the internet.
However, this was a computer that I really really wanted and when this
particular one came up on Ebay I was so excited about getting it at
the death of the auction I just bunged in a bid of £500. I near fell
off my chair when the computer went for £450. Way more than I had
been hoping for but hey.
The next week I drove to Wandsworth just outside London and met up
with a guy at a bus lay-bye to exchange cash for the computer. He
told me that the computer had been bought for his dad but he never
ever used it. Said it had never even had the plug fitted. Just sat
on a shelf till the day he died.
Anyway we stood at the boot of his car, him looking more like a drug
dealer than an Ebayer as he counted out the £450 in cash and gave me
the box you see in the picture. There was a long line of people
watching the exchange and I smiled and commented ' It's a Jupiter Ace '
To a response of very very blank faces.
Here she is. Still in the box and probably not been out for like
ten years.. dunno. Can't remember to be honest. Still no plug.