Speaking of "IBM Thingy's"...
mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Oct 26 16:23:43 CDT 2010
Ohhh yes, I've seen those. I believe they are POCSAG (pager
protocol) terminals. Motorola made a bunch of those, possibly other
companies as well. I've seen utility companies use them as well, right
around that time.
On 10/26/10 5:13 PM, Curt @ Atari Museum wrote:
> Nope, this wasn't a laptop, it was no bigger then a very thick VHS tape
> with (what I'm remembering...) a 2, maybe 4 line X 80 LCD window on it....
> Brent Hilpert wrote:
>> On 2010 Oct 26, at 1:40 PM, Curt @ Atari Museum wrote:
>> > You have any photo's of one of the units? It might've been over a
>> packet radio network at the time...
>> google gives slightly different result for "IBM PCradio" and "IBM PC
>> From http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/history/year_1991.html:
>> "The company announces the IBM 9075 PCradio, a battery-powered
>> personal computer
>> that lets mobile workers, such as service technicians, get information,
>> order parts and update customer records without leaving their job sites
>> via radio, cellular or telephone communications."
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