[rollei_list] TALES OF ANCIENT COMPUTERs

  • From: "Peter K." <peterk727@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 13:52:20 -0800

Yes, good idea. This was back in the day when MS ruled....oh wait. Nothing
really changed did it?

On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 11:30 AM, Eric Goldstein <egoldste@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> C'mon, folks, if you're going to bore us to death with tails of
> ancient computers, at least warn us with an undated subject line...
>
> Thanks,
>
> Eric Goldstein
> One of the Moderators
>
> On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 2:09 PM, Don Williams <dwilli10@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > At 12:58 PM 1/11/2009, you wrote:
> >
> > Which, the 6300s? They had plenty of extra slots. Perhaps you are
> > remembering a different machine.
> >
> > I have to admit I may be wrong on the model number.  All I remember is
> that
> > it was an Olivetti but marketed by an American company.  I was
> demonstrating
> > this computer to the UCSD Med School when the Challenger Disaster so puts
> > Jan 28, 1986 ad the date of the demo and the accident.
> >
> > Maybe it didn't have space for a hard drive, just don't remember the
> issue.
> > I do recall that the Olivetti, whatever model it was, was black, compact,
> > and well made.  I think we sold maybe 1 or 2 of them but not to UCSD.
> > Wasn't it marketed as an AT&T machine?
> >
> > I think it was a bit pricey also: "The base model AT&T 6300, with 128K
> RAM,
> > two 360K floppy drives, one serial port, one parallel port, and
> monochrome
> > monitor costs $2495. The hard disk version, with 256K RAM, one floppy
> drive,
> > one 10Mb hard disk drive, and a monochrome monitor costs $4420."
> >
> > In any case I do remember liking the computer, just couldn't sell them.
> >
> > DAW
> >
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Peter K
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