place your bets
RodSmallwood at mail.ediconsulting.co.uk
Mon Mar 5 19:26:41 CST 2007
I don't know about cases but I do remember a TV program where an IBM guy
reached into a drawer and produced the first and original wire wrapped
8088 PC prototype board. Talk about 'mother of many'!!
From: cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org
[mailto:cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Fred Cisin
Sent: 05 March 2007 20:44
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: place your bets
> > Did the earliest prototypes of the PC, and later AT, that Microsoft
> > got to work with have cases?
On Mon, 5 Mar 2007, Chris M wrote:
> Whether that question is rhetorical or not, I haven't the answer. Are
> there pictures of these things somewhere out there?
(Don't you hate rhetorical questions?)
There don't seem to be pictures, and the people are getting scarcer.
I had a friend who worked at Microsoft in those days (and before, when
you could ask for somebody on the phone by first name), but he died a
few years ago.
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