End of PeeCees?
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Aug 8 17:27:06 CDT 2006
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 8/8/2006 at 1:29 PM Fred Cisin wrote:
>> This is getting a little too close to politics.
> Yes, I apologize and shall endeavor to restrain myself.
> To get this back on track, the BBC narrator talked about the "clicking 5150
> and its single diskette drive and 16K of memory".
That's interesting - the BBC were just asking if we had a 5150 that they could
They didn't say why they specifically wanted a 5150 rather than a far more
easily-obtainable 5160, though; I can't imagine any TV company needing such a
level of detail that one wouldn't do above the other - particularly as to Joe
Public 'original PC' tends to mean 'XT'. I can only assume they need to focus
on the cassette port for some reason. Curious.
> Okay, I've seen 16K
> 5150s sold, but not with a floppy drive as a standard configuration. Were
> any 16K one-floppy systems sold as a standard (not bootleg) configuration?
Do you mean that all the 5150's sold with floppy drives were 64KB variants?
(That's what I have - but I have no idea what was typical)
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