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Lubbock Texas TI Sites

Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:52 PM

Tonight I’ll be meeting with my buddy whom worked at the Consumer Electronics TI-99/4A facility in Lubbock Texas — back in the day.

He worked as a tech fixing returned TI-99/4 systems. He’s claimed to have seen the then secret 99/8 and 99/2, to include the ramping up of a 99/8 production line.

I brought my Lubbock map and plan to ask about where everything was located. This summer I’ll be in Lubbock and figured it’d be fun to track down the old buildings.

Anyone have any good questions I should ask?


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Apple //e boot issues

Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:03 PM

Why would my //e boot properly and run game software for hours but then:


Do this when rebooted?

Seems to always boot properly when cold. Once warm eventually will not reboot?

Note: Has a new power supply from UltimateApple2 which didn't remedy the problem...so not power issue.

Multiple Style TI Cartridge Labels

Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:42 PM

Who knows the history behind the multiple TI cartridge label styles?

Apple //e Modem Solution

Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:27 AM

After unwittingly purchasing a dead Apple Personal Modem for my //e, I began to wonder if going the wifimodem Route is better?

Anyone know the best solution for my BBS urges?

I wouldn’t mind purchasing a working personal modem if anyone has extras.

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Lubbock TI-99/4 Guy Question Request

Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:10 AM

Greetings guys!

I’m in contact with a childhood buddy named Brett Clark whom was once a service tech at TI in Lubbock during the 99/4 days.

He worked there for a few years up to and including the demise of the entire Lubbock Consumer Products division. They relocated him to Sherman TX.

What I find interesting is he occasionally lets out these little nuggets of information... such as,

“It happened very fast. We had 3 production lines operating 3 shifts, 5 days a week. I remember the first layoff. They stopped the production line. Read a bunch of peoples names, asked them to take their personal belongings and follow them. I worked 2nd shift, they always seem to start the layoffs on 2nd shift.”

“Yes, I knew about the 99/8. One day my boss took me to “Module A” to show me the 99/8 line. I saw prototypes just before it was shut down.”

“I saw the prototype production line of the 99/8 when they shut it down.”

I’m thinking about interviewing him on the entire TI experience:

Ex: Why’d they hire a guy from Detroit to work in Lubbock? What was life like at work during that era? When did you see the writing on the wall? Did you know the programmers of the software modules? Etc...

Please help me come up with some good questions if you’re interested.

Besides Orphan Chronicles I haven’t discovered much about our beloved system’s people-behind-the-scenes history relative to information available on other systems of the era.

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