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Re: Sound Complaint

For your information, as I recall the basis for the decision not to
include sound output as a built-in feature on the XL series was that
the majority of customers did not use it and shouldn't have to pay
for it (it would have increased the cost of the machine enough that
the cost would have been reflected in the price).  It was also believed
that the customers who wanted it and would pay for it could easily
buy a VMEbus board to supply the feature, and that in fact such
third-party boards would be more likely to suit their requirements
than anything that Symbolics tried to build in.  By the way, this
decision was made 3 or 4 years ago.

That's how I remember it.  This is neither my personal opinion, nor
the official position of my employer, nor the official position of