[vcf-midatlantic] Is it wrong to get excited??

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 21:52:47 EST 2016

The first network we put together on small systems was in 1988: a LocalTalk
net between a room full of Macs. Got even easier when Farallon Phone Net
transceivers became available. As close to plug and playas you can get at
the time.  Soon afterwards, We networked the PCs with 3Com cards and
used LocalTalk to Ethernet bridges to bring it all together.  Good times

On Sunday, January 3, 2016, Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> On 1/3/2016 8:38 PM, Joseph Oprysko via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> Can you **REALLY** call early PC networking (like arcnet) EASY??  It was
>> SUCH a pain performing memory management.
>> Thats kind of what I meant, but as usual didn't clearly say...
> that Mac's networking was easier than PCs options of the same era, which
> weren't really easy.
> I implemented our companies first arcnet and it was a good project for an
> engineer,
> (and I wasn't necessarily and early adopter maybe 1988 or so?)
> but MAC users in art companies were connecting MACs together without fuss.
> That's how I remember it.

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