TRS-80 Model 1 (was: Arty computers (was: Re: PDP-11/70 in Yates Center, KS)
cclist at sydex.com
Sun Feb 4 11:32:29 CST 2007
On 4 Feb 2007 at 9:32, Jim Isbell, W5JAI wrote:
> Another thought...Since this was, at the time, the only one and apparently
> in use BEFORE the public had access to the model, that it was an earlier
> model that had been upgraded to the performance specs of the 7070 for the
> government in advance of the 7070s being released as a solid state machine
> and so therefore we referred to it as a 7070?? It was my understanding at
> the time that ours was the only one in existence and then later we heard
> that others had been built.
Another possiblity--the Ampex tape drives wouldn't have been standard
at the time; it would have been IBM 729's. Could this have been a
7070 hybrid setup of some sort with non-IBM peripherals perhaps using
I'm just tossing something out that may help to explain things...
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