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Re: [vox] davis: blood strike

I know this would add to the startup cost in a prohibitive way, but what
if it wasn't a bunch of lined up PCs but some kind of custom built gaming
station that really added to the whole _ambiance_ thing you already
mentioned.  You could go with a stripped down linux OS for the backbone
(just X, graphics driver, sound driver, networkign, the games).  Then you
could have some full screen, custom built, slick interface, to choose
which game you wanted.  It could be
more like an arcade, but still network gaming PC style (with standard PC
equipment inside some kind of pimp looking case (kinda like a MAME-case
on steroids).

I picture myself in some kind of crazy chair, in front of some huge

On Fri, 30 Aug 2002, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> begin nbs <nbs@sonic.net>
> > On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 05:44:38PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > > yeah, but i don't think they had a choice of location.  that place is
> > > HUGE.  rhonda pointed out that since it's a family owned business, they
> > > probably live there too.
> >
> > Uhh - When I looked at that place when it was up for rent, I didn't see
> > any living space.
> that doesn't mean they don't live there.  ;)   i'd be willing to bet
> they do!
> > <snip>
> > > i kind of hope they go under.  davis couldn't possibly support two of
> > > those kinds of businesses (unlike thai and indian restaurants).
> >
> > Is there even a second one!?  (And you forgot to mention chinese restaurants..
> > I can't even remember how many we have in Davis!)
> that was my point -- if they go under, hopefully some savy business
> person with a keen interest in computers and gaming would do it right!
> i still think it _could_ be profitable.  wouldn't make anyone rich (in
> davis) but i think it could be a viable business.  i think it would do
> really well in one of the bigger cities around here that doesn't have a
> university, like fairfield or vacaville.  at 5/hr, even teenagers can
> afford it on their allowance.  personally, if places like that were
> around when i was a teen, i know where all my money would've gone!
> as it stands, all my money went into dragon's lair.  i remember the
> first time i played, i spent my entire weekly allowance, 10 bucks, on
> that game in one sitting!
> as for chinese restaurants, i guess i was taking that for granted.
> chinese and pizza places are even more constant than death and taxes.
> ;-)  what's unusual about davis is that we've been blessed with thai and
> indian places.  it's an embarrasment of riches.
> 6 years ago we had neither thai nor indian places.  today we have 3 thai
> and 2 indian.  two of the thai places seem to THRIVE with the exact same
> business hours.  talk about having a captive audience!  :-)
> pete
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