[LMB] OT: Tech marches on

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 03:47:37 GMT 2021


Pretty impressive.

On Mon, Dec 13, 2021, 11:53 AM Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com> wrote:

> Actually, the Imsai was the second microcomputer; the first was the
> Altair 8800. My dates were a year off; they should have been 1976. All
> both the Altair and the Imsai were was a box, a panel, a power supply
> and a mother board. Everything else was on plug-in cards, but it was a
> 22 slot mother board and a zaftig power supply. I moved to an IBM clone
> and PC-DOS in 1987.
>
> I sold both Imsais and my 8" floppy drives 20 years ago and all my other
> computer stuff went with the house when I sold it in 2014. Right now I
> have a custom built ThinkMate/SuperMicro box with dual Zeon processors,
> 64 GB of RAM, and 50 TB or so of disk.
>
> Harvey
>
> ------ Original Message ------
> From: "Raymond Collins" <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
> To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold."
> <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
> Bcc: fishman at panix.com
> Sent: 12/12/2021 10:42:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Tech marches on
>
> >Grandfather of micro computers. Do you still have it? My Texas Instrument
> >terminal first came out in 1979.
> >
> >On Sun, Dec 12, 2021, 9:13 PM Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>
> >>  ------ Original Message ------
> >>  From: "Raymond Collins" <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
> >>  To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold."
> >>  <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
> >>  Bcc: fishman at panix.com
> >>  Sent: 12/12/2021 9:59:14 PM
> >>  Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Tech marches on
> >>
> >>  >I still have a Texas Instrument 770 Intelligent Terminal that once
> >>  belonged
> >>  >to the J.C. Penny store in Santa Cruz. They donated the thing to
> Cabrillo
> >>  >College who didn't know what to do with it, so I took it off their
> hands.
> >>  I
> >>  >also have the dedicated modem. 300 or 600 baud rate. Very 1970's
> design.
> >>
> >>  I got my first Imsai 8080 (except that I got a Z80 processor) and a
> >>  Hazeltine 1500 dumb terminal in April 1975. Worked with cassette tapes
> >>  and a ROM monitor for a number of years. Expanded with a DEC-Writer II
> >>  printing terminal in September. A couple of years later, I moved to
> >>  CPM-80 and a floppy disk drive.
> >>
> >>  Harvey
> >>
> >>
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