florit at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 18:20:51 CDT 2005
This is a shot in the dark, but I figure here is a good place to start.
In the 1983-1985 time frame, my father had an accounting firm in
Argentina, Buenos Aires. He had bought an Osborne 1 and got it hooked
up to an old black and white tv that had been converted to monitor
usage, and used it for processing invoices. I learned how to play
with CP/M and some Basic programming in the evenings when I was 10-12
years old with that Osborne.
After a while, he acquired a second computer to offload some of the
printing tasks (no printer buffer back then, which would cause the
computer to wait a long time while printing hundreds of invoices- he
did get a printer buffer at some point to speed things up). I played
with this other computer for a bit; 12" green screen, and I recall it
being called a Latindata. I am sure the Osborne 1 programs did not
run on it, but *I believe* it ran some version of CP/M. I remember
modifying a config file for a game called 'Viborita' [little snake in
spanish] and changing the sprite characters for the items in the game.
Viborita is your typical snake eating asterisk objects while steering
the snake around without eating itself or hitting a wall.
Has anyone heard of the Latindata brand and have any history on
it/them? I'm curious to find out a bit more of them.
Old-computers.com doesn't seem to have any entries on it.
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