early USRobotics history

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Sun Feb 26 13:40:19 CST 2006

On 2/26/2006 at 1:16 PM Jack Rubin wrote:

>I'm not clear on the pre-history of USRobotics but I can tell you some
>of the early history. In the late '70s a group of UofC students (and
>near-students?) got together to do some computer stuff. 

My memory places this at 1978, maybe 79 at the latest.  What sticks in my
mind is that what I saw was a CPU, keyboard, printer and display all in one
rather large desktop box.  Why it remains in my mind is that the product
was exactly what we were working on at the time and the name of the outfit
had "Robotics" in it (very unusual for the time).  Maybe not USR, but if
not, can anyone think of another "Robotics" computer firm back then?


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