First Computer Store

Ian S. King isking at
Sun Jul 26 22:26:36 CDT 2015

I don't remember the exact date, but I was in high school which places it
in the mid-1970s: there was a storefront called "The Retail Computer Store"
that sold Altairs, IMSAIs, Chromemco and SWTPC.  I really wanted the little
SWTP 680 - now, of course, they're sky high if you can find one.
Interestingly, my first programming job was just a few years later,
programming the 6800 in assembly for what we'd now call embedded systems.
 -- Ian

On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 10:38 AM, <COURYHOUSE at> wrote:

> I  find  USB useful and  with USB 3  pretty  darn  quick!
> only downside it  does not like to  run 45.5 baud  to run  our  60 wpm UPI
> Teletype machine
> in the Journalism Display.  Hey  anyone  have  a  AP  Teletype  we need one
>  in  AP  dress too!
> Ed#  _www.smecc.org_ (
> In a message dated 7/26/2015 6:14:58 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
> ard at writes:
> >
> > Remember when USB was referred to as the Useless Serial Bus after it  was
> introduced? I think it was a solid 1-2
> > years after it was  introduced that I began to notice peripherals
> designed for it.
> I still  call it 'Useless Serial Botch' most of the time. It's not a bus,
> after  all.
> -tony
> =

Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
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