[LMB] OT: sort-of -- Internet/computer access for the poor

fred smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Sat Sep 24 01:59:44 BST 2011


On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 12:16:47PM -0600, William A Wenrich wrote:
> Paula Lieberman wrote:
> 
> <snip> 
> 
> It wasn't making the profits it wanted (HP with the tablet disaster,
> rocketed HP into a bottom of the barrel for outstanding incompetence in
> marketing with AT&T, Wang, Honeywell, Morrow, Commodore, etc. in the
> computer industry.  <snip>
> 
> ========================================================
> 
> Don't forget Digital/DEC in your list. Before the IBM PC, before the MAC,
> even before the Apple Lisa, DEC had the LSI-11 chip set that ran the PDP-11
> operating system. With some slight tweaks (say change PIP to copy), they
> could have repackaged it for consumer use. It was far more powerful than the
> Intel 8086 chipset. However,  the LSI-11 was only built as a rack mount.
> Management refused to put it in a commercial case because, "DEC doesn't make
> toy computers."

That's where I learned assembly language first! man, was I spoiled.
what a great, easy to use assembly language. I can't bear to even
look at the disgusting excuse for assembly that PCs use.

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                         While we were still sinners, 
                              Christ died for us.
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