cisin at xenosoft.com
Wed Oct 26 21:12:18 CDT 2005
On Wed, 26 Oct 2005, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Not AFAIK. It was very difficult to buy the "bare" PC retail, what with
> demand being as strong as it was. Most units were sold with at least one
> 160K floppy.
prob'ly mostly because they were charging about $500 for a Tandon TM100-1!
(and a few hundred $ for each row of 16K RAMs)
In fall 1981, I was able to buy a bare 5150, plus FDC and CGA.
I had plenty of RAM and floppies in stock for TRS-80s.
I wasn't able to get another bare one until summer 1982.
By 1983, the college where I teach was buying that configuration a dozen
at a time.
> I can recall trying the interface out and saying "yes, it works", but the
> most useful aspect of it was the motor control relay.
I used it just long enough to confirm that it would not be a good way to
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