[vcf-midatlantic] Random thought: VCF East clones exhibit

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 11:52:25 EDT 2019


> When did ISA bus PCs stop being clones?

    When the term "ISA" became a thing



On Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 11:39 AM William Sudbrink via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Actually, thinking a little more…
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> Smoke Signal Broadcasting was also an SWTPc clone but…
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> When does cloning stop and an industry start?
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> When did ISA bus PCs stop being clones?
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> Are all S-100 bus systems Altair clones?  Is an Ithica Audio box an Altair
> clone because is has a front panel?  Is a NorthStar Horizon not a clone?
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> Bill S.
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> From: Evan Koblentz [mailto:evan at vcfed.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 11:16 AM
> To: vcf-midatlantic
> Cc: William Sudbrink
> Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Random thought: VCF East clones exhibit
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> >> Getting a bit "esoteric"... GIMIX was a clone of SWTPc.
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> Awesome: I never heard of that one.
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> On Wed, Aug 7, 2019, 10:45 AM William Sudbrink via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
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> Evan Koblentz Wrote:
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> > One could argue the IMSAI was a clone of the Altair.
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> Which I usually do if you get within earshot of my exhibit. ;-)
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> > What else? (Sorry if I'm missing obvious ones: haven't been to sleep
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> Getting a bit "esoteric"... GIMIX was a clone of SWTPc.
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> Bill S.
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