[vcf-midatlantic] IBM PC near-compatibles

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Wed Oct 25 23:24:29 EDT 2017


Precious... my precious...

On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 10:18 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

>
>   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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