Texas Instruments CC40
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Fri Apr 25 20:53:38 CDT 2008
On Friday 25 April 2008 20:48, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Apr 24, 2008, at 12:58 PM, Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> >> Well for Christmas, she showed up here with an Osborne-1 with
> >> manuals, software, an external (green-screen) monitor, and an Epson
> >> RX-80, including all cables, all in near-perfect condition!
> >> Apparently she scored that system at a thrift store for something
> >> like ten bucks. One can't argue with that.
> > Cool. Does it have the DD card and the Screen-Pac upgrade? I have
> > some nontrivial amount of software for those...
> Nope, no DD or ScreenPac, it's just a plain '1.
Bummer. Only 90K or so on a floppy...
> I remember selling Kaypro systems at an after-school job in the
> mid-1980s. We pushed them pretty hard on the "much bigger display
> than an Osborne 1" selling point. I still like the overall design of
> the Osborne, though, especially the little cubby holes for floppies.
> That's very handy.
Yep. But it was also a kicker after I'd installed the screen-pac for somebody
to see 104 columns on that itty bitty screen. :-)
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