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Re: [OT] Incredible world-wide transportation network



On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 11:38 AM, Nate Duehr <nate@natetech.com> wrote:
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> Oh wow, that name brings back some memories...

Never had one of those. My first was a clone XT at Fry's electronics -
no hard drive at first, just 2 floppies (both 360K) and hercules
monochrome card and 12" amber monitor. 640K of ram though, on a full
length board - one of those Everex sixpack things :).

My brother sent me a microfiche scan at the library of an old
newspaper (vintage 1986) which featured Fry's ads from that time
period. Wow. He told me that his 750 gig drive would have cost some
tens of millions of dollars if it had been manufactured back then.
Actually he'd have a few thousand 20 meg MFM drives stacked from here
to the nearest 7-11 :).

If you get a chance, go over to archive.org and get some of the old
Computer Currents (a locally, KCSM-TV produced show) around that time.
I saw this one dated around 1987 some time ago that featured the first
386 production models.


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