Boys, boys, boys (and girls)
Many moons ago when the world and OSO was young, the whole board was running on an XT based laptop and 12 AA batteries. Now there came a time that BG1 was running low on funds and the bateries were running low. You could almost hear the 750 MB hard drive spinning slower, and slower, and slower. But a brave group of forward thinkers decided not to let this humble board fade into obscurity. So by ponying up the cash and allowing the BG to shop to his heart's content at the CVS and stock up on all the batteries he needed- WE SAVED THE BOARD FROM EXTINCTION!!!!!
Bow down to the Charters and give them the respect they deserve-they were your SALVATION