[vcf-midatlantic] IBM PC near-compatibles

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Oct 25 21:24:55 EDT 2017

  Well I'd certainly never heard of it.


On 10/25/2017 04:22 PM, Jason Howe via vcf-midatlantic 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.

Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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