[vcf-midatlantic] Pick 34)-ish

Jeff Galinat jgalinat at optonline.net
Mon Feb 29 21:58:42 EST 2016


Hi Evan,
   Why the Apple III (or GS)? I really don't see their significance.  I 
would ditch either of those and include the SWTP 6800 for reasons that I 
mentioned before.  in 1975 it was the main competition for the S-100 bus 
machines & it was sold directly to hobbyists.
Regards,
Jeff

On 2/29/2016 2:02 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Everyone,
>
> Good news / bad news about our new museum space.
>
> The good news is, as indicated earlier tonight, we found creative ways 
> to make more space for mainframes and minicomputers. :)  We also found 
> a way to ** probably ** include the Cray and StorageTek tape robot in 
> the "modern history" exhibit (after all, the computing power and mass 
> storage in your smartphones is rather mind-boggling!)
>
> The bad news is, all of the good news means somewhat less space for 
> microcomputers.
>
> Here is the 24/48 list from a couple of weeks ago:
>
> 1. Scelbi-8H ... Above it: Mark-8
> 2. IBM 5100 ... Above it: HP-85B
> 3. MITS Altair 8800 ... Above it: IMSAI 8080
> 4. SWTPc 6800 ... Above it: ???
> 5. Processor Tech SOL-20 ... Above it:
> 6. TDL Xitan ... Above it:
> 7. Apple 1 ... Above it: Other SBC
> 8. Apple 2 ... Above it: //e
> 9. Commodore PET 2001 ... Above it: ???
> 10. TRS-80 Model 1 ... Above it: CoCo
> 11. Atari 800 ... Above it: 400, ST
> 12. Heathkit H-89 ... Above it: Zenith Z-100
> 13. Xerox 860 ... Above it: ???
> 14. Sinclair ZX-80, ZX-81, Timex 1000 ... Above it: Amstrad
> 15. TI-99/4A ... Above it: OSI Challenger 4P
> 16. IBM 5150 PC ... Above it: PC Jr.
> 17. Osborne ... Above it: Compaq Portable
> 18. Commodore 64 ... Above it: VIC-20, 128
> 19. Apple Lisa ... Above it: Epson QX-10
> 20. Tandy Model 100, DG One ... Above it: Epson HX-20 (etc.)
> 21. NEC APC ... Above it: Tandy Model 4
> 22. Apple Mac 128K ... Above it: Mac Portable
> 23. Commodore Amiga ... Above it: Sony SMC-70
> 24. PC clone ... Above it: ???
>
> This does NOT count the pre-kit systems (Dudley PDP-8, etc.) nor the 
> teletype/terminals. It also doesn't count the Computer-of-the-Month 
> exhibit. All of those are already placed in the layout.
>
> Here is my shot at reducing it to 17/34. There were some difficult 
> decisions to make!
>
> 1. Scelbi-8H ... Above it: Mark-8
> 2. IBM 5100 ... Above it: HP-85B
> 3. MITS Altair 8800 ... Above it: IMSAI 8080
> 4. Processor Tech SOL-20 ... Above it: TDL Xitan
> 5. Apple 1 ... Above it:  KIM-1
> 6. Apple 2 ... Above it: Apple /// and/or GS
> 7. Commodore PET 2001 / Atari 800
> 8. TRS-80 Model 1 ... Above it: Heathkit H-89
> 9. Xerox 860 ... Above it: NEC APC
> 10. Sinclair ZX-80 ... Above it: TI-99/4A
> 11. IBM 5150 PC ... Above it: PC Jr.
> 12. Osborne ... Above it: Tandy Model 100, DG One
> 13. Commodore 64 ... Above it: VIC-20 and/or, 128
> 14. Apple Lisa ... Above it: Epson QX-10
> 15. Apple Mac 128K ... Above it: Mac Portable
> 16. Commodore Amiga ... Above it: Sony SMC-70
> 17. PC clone ... Above it: (Sun 1? Not sure if we have one...)
>
> Remember, everything that doesn't make the cut will automatically go 
> into the Computer-of-the-Month rotation.
>
> That list (far from comprehensive) includes:
>
> NeXT Station
> Apple //c, ///, IIgs
> Pockets/Handhelds
> Franklin/Laser
> Cromemco Z2H
> Cromemco System Three
> Northstar Horizon
> SWTPc 6800
> Tandy CoCo
> TRS-80 (later models)
> Atari 400, ST, etc.
> Sinclair ZX-81, Timex Sinclair 1000, Amstrad PPC 640
> OSI Challenger 4P
> Compaq Portable
> Epson QX-10
> NEC APC
> Various other laptops/portables
> "And many more....."
>




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