[vcf-midatlantic] Happy Birthday IBM-PC
rich.cini at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 20:29:43 UTC 2021
I have an original PC with the expansion chassis downstairs in the shop. I got it from my wife’s uncle who was a regional sales manager for IBM. I guess I should visit it.
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From: Neil Cherry <ncherry at linuxha.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2021 4:23:23 PM
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Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Happy Birthday IBM-PC
On 8/12/21 7:44 AM, Richard Cini via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> August 12, 1981 at a news conference in NY, IBM introduced the PC. 40 years ago. Holy cow. I think I was still using my VIC-20 then.
> Long Island S100 User’s Group
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Since I have one, I should wish it a Happy Birth Day. Those were good
times. I mean how could ever fill up a 5M Mountain HD? ;-) They did
make a great reef. I can't recall how fast we migrated to DOS 2.0 or
the 10M full height hard disks. But we were busy for a few weeks at
Middlesex County College.
I still have nightmares about writing code in edlin. At least we figured
out how to copy con: to a file. I think we could also copy from the serial
port but that's long gone from my memory.
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