World's first computer on ebay!
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Thu Apr 12 13:48:01 CDT 2007
> Oh, ye of little faith. The guy from the future who was looking for the
> 5100 took one of those back in time to around 1066.
Why do people always forget the HP9830? It was 2 years before the
IBM5100, and while HP called it a calculator, it was a full-blown desktop
computer with up to 16K bytes of RAM running BASIC from ROM.
OK, it had a 1-line alphanumeric LED display, not the CRT that the
IBM5100 used, but I don't think that's enough reason to forget it :-)
(SOrry, I'm biased. I love the HP 98x0 machines...)
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