Date: Sun Feb 25 23:25:00 2007

Author: --- trappe

Subject: Re: Technician Rot

Post:
Hey, mee too, on the Sinclair, and then a TI-99 with cassette tape
recorder for external memory. And then big time with 128K memory in an
Apple II-e that cost $2K+ and dropped in price $100/month every month
after I purchased it until it was worth less than I owed...Karl

Quoting Bernard Cleyet :

> And what would Bill call the Sinclair ZX-80? My first very own computer!
>
> I found it very useful for ray tracing using exact paraxial matrices.
>
> bc, found it had the best basic at the time, written I believe by some
> MIT people.
>
> William McNairy wrote:
>
>> Bill:
>>
>> I know IBM sold their PC computer arm to the Chinese recently, but
>> what else does IBM-AT mean?? It was a godsend for me as a grad
>> student-- previously we had to take B&W Polaroids of scans off of a
>> Techtronix 'storage' scope. If a scan was great but we forgot to
>> erase all of the previous scan.......
>>
>> Our scans were of atoms and CDWs on surfaces measured by the
>> world's first low-Temperature (77K) STM.
>>
>> At least the Polaroids were easier to use than what the IBM Nobel
>> laureates had to do-- Binnig and Roher used a chart recorder for
>> each line, mounted each chart on board, cut them out along the scan
>> line, then stacked the boards to obtain the first images of the
>> 7x7 reconstruction of the Silicon surface.
>>
>> bill
>>
>> Bill Norwood wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 4. Still thinks IBM-AT is a computer
>>>
>>>
> cut




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