[vcf-midatlantic] IBM PC near-compatibles

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Oct 25 22:18:55 EDT 2017


  I must've missed it.  It seems Dean is drooling. :)

                -Dave

-- 
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA



On October 25, 2017 9:53:45 PM Jason Howe via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

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