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Made To Order

Custom-built computers, e-mail they'll want to read.

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This story appears in the January 1998 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

When Ron Frank, owner of RDF Co. Inc., an aircraft sales and appraisal company in Carrollton, Georgia, decided to buy a computer, he had three criteria. "I wanted to maximize memory for my large database of aircraft information and get a faster modem to search online sites for additional information," he says. "And I didn't need the software that usually comes preloaded on computers."

Frank met with Christopher Thompson, president of Thompson Technical Systems Inc. (TTS), also in Carrollton, to discuss these needs. Thompson designed a computer that met Frank's desire for increased memory and speedy Internet access--and stayed within Frank's budget.

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