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Re: new FC1 install problems -- OLD Codger stories



> On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 06:20:42PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Monday 03 May 2004 17:41, Karen Spearel wrote:
>> >Tom 'Needs A Hat' Mitchell wrote:
>> >> On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 01:27:23PM -0400, Karen Spearel wrote:
>> >>>A proper lady never reveals her age, but I did have an analog
>> >>> computer to play with in 1960...remember when Dr. Dobbs was a
>> >>> newsletter and was a charter subscriber to Byte.  Back in the
>> >>> good olde days, if you couldn't handle the business end of a
>> >>> wirewrap gun, it didn't happen.
>> >>
>> >> Was it the "Calculo Analog Computer Kit" .... Library of Science
>> >> My manual is copyright 1959.
>> >>
>> >> Does anyone know where there is a  manual for the "Brainiac K-30"
>> >> on the net?
>> >>
>> >> Then there my KIM-1.... lost to a rampage of house cleaning 15
>> >> years ago.
>> >
>> >No, I was actually made by General Electric...I'm a bit of a pack
>> > rat but it was jettisoned a very long time ago.  The Altair and the
>> > SWTPs went on the last move along with all the Flex and OS9 stuff
>> > and the serial terminals...the garage was looking like a museum.
>> >
>> >Ahhh, the KIM-1...now there was a fun little machine...I still have
>> > a fondness for computers with real I/O...7 segment LEDs and a
>> > keypad. ;) I sorta snicker at the 4k stack problem...remembering
>> > the fixed 128 byte stack pointer on the 6502...which didn't seem
>> > much of a limitation at the time.
>>
>> And that was one of the reasons I called the 6502 a drain bamaged cpu.

I still have my first Vector Graphic MZ System B -- an S-100 bucket that
came with a 4MHz Z-80A, 48K of dynamic RAM on a single card (!), dual
16-hard-sector Micropolis floppy drives, and CP/M 1.4. On the front panel
is a spiffy stick-on with a nautical rope border that says "The only
difference between men and boys is the price of their toys." At $4,250 in
1979, I should hope so. I also remember purchasing a D.C.Hayes
Micromodem-100 110/300 baud card, subscribing to The Source, and reading
the raw United Press wire stories about the Mount St. Helens eruption as
it happened. Back then "virus" meant the flu and "trojan" was something
you asked to speak to the male druggist about.




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