[vcf-midatlantic] IBM PC near-compatibles

Jason Howe jason at smbfc.net
Wed Oct 25 21:53:33 EDT 2017

I sent a message to this very list on 08/15/2014 offering it up!


On 10/25/2017 06:24 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>    Well I'd certainly never heard of it.
>              -Dave
> 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.

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