What are the really unusual or weird computers?
lproven at gmail.com
Sat Jun 23 10:28:59 CDT 2007
On 23/06/07, Jim Leonard <trixter at oldskool.org> wrote:
> Liam Proven wrote:
> > On 22/06/07, Jim Leonard <trixter at oldskool.org> wrote:
> >> One of the most "common" oddball machines you can actually still pick up
> >> in a lot of places is the PCjr.
> >> I've always been partial to "luggables" that include more than they
> >> should, like the Panasonic Sr. Partner which has a printer behind the
> >> CRT. A friend told me he used to lug that thing onto planes and through
> >> airport terminals and lost weight doing it. The printer used a roll of
> >> fax paper, so all of your printouts looked like faxes.
> > I don't think that a PC in an unusual form factor counts as genuinely
> > weird, different or interesting!
> A "portable" computer with everything-and-the-kitchen-sink included
> isn't different or interesting? The thing had an embedded CRT and
> printer. The manufacturer calling it portable was an oxymoron.
Well, to be honest, no!
I was thinking of weirdness in terms of logic, architecture or OS. Any
variant on the PC design that's sold by the hundreds of millions is
pretty vanilla compared to any early IBM mainframe, for instance...
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