TRS-80 Model 1 (was: Arty computers (was: Re: PDP-11/70 in Yates Center, KS)
Jim Isbell, W5JAI
jim.isbell at gmail.com
Sun Feb 4 09:26:34 CST 2007
I would agree except that I would have been given notice of that 15 years
ago when I read the article on the machine...I would think...
On 2/4/07, William Donzelli <wdonzelli at gmail.com> wrote:
> > However, I would think that it is unlikely I would have forgotten the
> > phrase, "seven oh seventy" Its a catchy phrase and has stuck with me
> > almost fifty years. We didn't call it the "seventy seventy" or any
> > sequence of words, just the "Seven Oh Seventy". However, what it looked
> > like has pretty much been erased and blended with the many other
> > of similar size that I worked on.
> You remembering the "seven oh seventy" phrase may have been distorted.
> This is a common thing for details nearly fifty years old, and just
> about all of us will or have fallen to an example or two.
> I work with a number of older ships being restored, and we run into
> this all the time. Some vets, as good natured and honest as they come,
> will insist that something was done or installed a certain way, yet
> the ships will have undeniable proof (often photographic or
> documented) that it was done another way. Often these are details that
> the sailor dealt with for a couple of years on a daily basis. Nobody
> is at fault, really, just memory fades, and often we do not realize it
> until questioned.
"If you are not living on the edge, well then,
you are just taking up too much space."
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