[vcf-midatlantic] IBM PC near-compatibles

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Wed Oct 25 18:34:49 EDT 2017


!!!!!!!! Let's talk

On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 4:22 PM Jason Howe via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> 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.
>
> --Jason
>
>
> 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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