So I had some ebay bucks which were about to expire and found a new-in-box TI CC-40 which ended up costing me $30 delivered out of pocket. Is it safe to assume there is still no way to save/load anything to this machine and unless you get a hold of the few hard-to-find cartridges that were available for it, it's pretty much an interesting conversation piece but not something one will get much use out of? I'm guessing that is the case, but figured it was worth asking once again.
I would say that without the external storage capabilities, the TI CC-40 really is just an interesting conversation piece (and TI's last hoorah in the home computer market). About six months back I bought mine from probably the same place you got yours, majestyx; mine was new in the box, but I paid around $40, and it came from a computer museum in Columbus, OH, which must have had a pallet of them that they are slowly selling off a box at a time on eBay.
I set my CC-40 up at VCFSE 5.0 this past weekend (see pic below). I had already keyed in a version of Hangman into it, so at least there was something the attendees could look at and play with. Got some minor interest with it sitting next to my full 99/4a display, but I too would love something more "interactive" than just playing the odd game of Hangman on it. Perhaps I'll pursue the hex bus interface hack at some point in the future.
Edited by MillipedeMan, Tue May 2, 2017 11:17 AM.