[vcf-midatlantic] IBM PC near-compatibles

Jason Howe jason at smbfc.net
Wed Oct 25 16:22:31 EDT 2017

And to think I have a 6300 sitting in it's original box in the garage 
that I can't generate any interest for locally.


On 10/25/2017 10:24 AM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> The AT&T 6300 was an example of a system that was 99.9% compatible with the
> IBM standard and actually made inroads to the market because of it. Working
> at Simon & Schuster in the 80's, we had many of these machines because
> Microsoft Word for DOS had a driver for the 640 x 400 graphics mode that
> allowed for WYSIWYG editing, and as well it cost a bit less. Faster than
> the XT, the software and 8-bit ISA slot compatibility were very high, but
> it had proprietary 16-bit slots which limited it's usefulness in the long
> term. Very sturdy machines, however. Hoping to add one to my collection
> someday.
> On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 12:55 PM, Drew Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 12:26 PM, Earl Baugh via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>> And in theme with Herb's kerosene powered fan, I actually own a gasoline
>>> powered clothes iron.
>>> Looks like a regular small iron but is gasoline powered.  Seriously.
>>> Earl
>> I've got to see this.  Do you have a photo you could upload somewhere?
>> I love really old, weird devices like that.  I have a calculator that had a
>> few metal sliders marked with numbers that you'd slide up and down with a
>> stylus to do calculations with, and it was color coded to tell you when to
>> do a carry.

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