[vcf-midatlantic] New info about ol' MOBIDIC

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Thu May 23 11:07:44 EDT 2019


>>  sure some did call it MOBOL, was Sylvania part of RCA at this point?

Nope

On Thu, May 23, 2019, 6:46 AM Ben Greenfield via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

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> > On May 23, 2019, at 1:45 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
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> > Many of you know that my second-favorite computer -- the Apple //e is my
> favorite -- is MOBIDIC. I wrote in my book ("Abacus to smartphone" in 2015)
> that Sylvania gave it a COBOL compiler. Tonight I found a document that
> goes into detail about that compiler. I learned that Sylvania called the
> compiler "MOBILE", although it would've been much funnier if they called it
> MOBOL, don't you think? :)
>
> I’m sure some did call it MOBOL, was Sylvania part of RCA at this point?
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> > Pages 4-1, 4-2, and 4-3 (pages 11, 12, 13 of the .pdf) explain the
> programs that they wrote. Read all about it at
> https://ia902808.us.archive.org/27/items/DTIC_AD0406874/DTIC_AD0406874.pdf
> .
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> Thanks for sharing. Archive.org is the closet thing I have experienced
> that reminds most of the pre-graphics internet or just after mosaic hit.
>
> Thank you for sharing,
>
> Ben
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> >
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