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"Song and Dance" Indigo LG2
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c***@gmail.com
2013-09-07 16:11:41 UTC
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An interesting bit of trivia for the SGI collectors out there.
I've just inherited another Indigo to take home and add to the collection.
On opening it up to see what I had been given I was surprized to find an
odd graphics board. Not the 24-bit board I was hoping for, rather an odd
edition of the LG2 entry level graphics board.
Instead of the usual half length board -- I've seen this inside of a number
of Indigos and the 8-bit gfx bards were always half-length with a steel
plate -- the board come all the way to the front of the machine. Silk
THE SONG AND DANCE MACHINE
[unintelligible logo]
Bill & Ted (& Keith)'s Excellent Machine
Executive Producer Mike Ramsay
Director Carol Peters
Writers Bill Weatherford
Keith Cox
Soundtrack Ted Marsh
[snip]
And a supporting cast of thousands ...
LG2 ASSY 030-8077-001 REV 2 (1991)
I can't find any info on this interesting board, and can't get the
machine to start up until my new RTC battery arrives. Has anyone heard
of this board before?
It's put a smile on my miserable mug, anyway.
Chris.
yup, that was the original low-end graphics board
Larry Gonick designed the logo
if I can find a pic, I'll send it to you

Carol Peters
legalize+ (Richard)
2013-10-06 16:28:34 UTC
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[Please do not mail me a copy of your followup]
[...] I wish I knew that someone still
was collecting Indigos.
Oh, they are. I am looking for them for the Computer Graphics Museum.
I keep finding them in a semi-damaged state on ebay (missing doors,
missing hard drives, batteries needing replacement, etc.).

People on nekochan also like them.
I recycled the Indigo because the TOD battery died, and I wasn't willing
to spend the effort to solder a new battery in its place. I figured it
would cost me more to buy a battery than I could get selling the Indigo.
They usually manage to sell on ebay in worse condition than yours.

I'm not the only one that would have been interested.
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