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The southern two-thirds of the facility is being used as a fab. Apparently TI spun off the fab operation about 15 years ago? Employees tell me they still do work for TI. I’ve been promised a tour of the inside if I can ever get there early on a weekday.

 

Everyone I talked to there seemed to know about the TI-99/4. Even the young call center girls on smoke break. One said her Mom worked on the computer’s assembly line in Module-A. 

 

The building Module A through E names are still in use. 

 

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Refreshing to be in a town still small enough to not go overboard with security. I spent about thirty minutes looking around and talking with the employees. Friendly people. One guy was from NYC and loved living in Lubbock. I’m betting with Texas Tech nearby and a decent airport it’s not that bad. 

 

A few shots of the tire storage area where the main assembly line once produced nearly 3 million TI-99/4s. 

 

 

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I’ll try to get a few shots from the inside next visit. No doubt, all traces of a personal computer company are long gone. Except for that lone pallet of TI-99/8s I saw behind some tires;)

 

 

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Love watching these pics. Thank you for taking the time & effort to share with all TI Home Computer fans here on Atariage. It is much appreciated!

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Holy, Electric Barbarella! Is that where they made my Mabel?:grin:

 

 P.S. Where's a fella supposed to hitch his horsey nowadays?:???:

 

Thanx. for doin' it!

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The pun with the Wiener is generally not understood by German-speaking people. :-D

 

(Wiener = something/-one from Vienna)

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Nice pix Cap! Keep ‘em coming!

We’ll do a raffle for those 8’s at the next VAST meeting. 

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