Followup: Hazeltine "Computer"
cclist at sydex.com
Sun Dec 10 02:28:48 CST 2006
Well, I finally got around to prowling through the 5.25" floppy
archives for the so-called "Hazeltine" computer diskettes. I found
'em--in the last 10 diskettes in the file(!). In the meantime, I ran
across all sorts of names of systems not heard recently, such as
"Peoples World" and "Pan Asia".
The diskettes contain only the legend "Hazeltine CP/M" and date from
about 1982 or so. The bad news is that the boot tracks contain a
CP/M system image, along with CBIOS, but no clue is given as to the
system name. Looking at the directory, there was a disk utility to
format and surface copy, but no identification there either. There
was also a copy of Spellguard and Wordstar--aha! Wordstar almost
always contains the name of at the least the terminal, if not the
Well, it does--but the terminal listed is an ADDS Viewpoint--and no
system named. :(
Bottom line is that I have nothing to contribute to the "Hazeltime
Computer" legend--and, with the discovery of the ADDS terminal code,
don't even know why the customer insisted on calling it a Hazeltine
(but he did--I found the letter in my files.
So--shrug! My guess is that the "computer, given the date" may have
been housed in the same box as the floppy drives.--and that a
Hazeltine terminal was connected to it.
But I didn't think that a Hazeltine had cotnrol sequences anything
like an ADDS Viewpoint.
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