Ancient 8086/80286 unixes?
hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Mon Sep 17 16:48:58 CDT 2007
Antonio Carlini wrote:
> woodelf wrote:
> > Stange I remember magizines for the COCO 90% BASIC listings. The other
> > 9% cartridge games for sale. The other 1% Ads like upgrade your ...
> I too remember computer mags in the early days with listings but
> they were rarely more than a page or two IIRC. The only one I
> recall ever buying was a Speccy one that had a "flexible" 45rpm
> disk on the cover. I didn't have a speccy at the time and it sounded
> awful on the record player :-)
> But those "you'll have to be a pre-programmed EPROM" type projects
> were 32KB upwards. I never bought one, so I've no idea how much
> real data was there, but even 16KB-worth of listing seems like
> a lot to print (and type!). Much more than a few BASIC listings.
> (I've just scanned what I think is the source listing to an
> RML COS Monitor listing runs to 58 pages for maybe 4KB. Even
> if half of that is comments and index and symbols corss references
> that could be discarded, that's still a lot of pages for a
> few KB.
... there was that attempt (late 70's?) by Byte or Kilobaud to establish a
bar-code-type standard to print bit-streams of code/data in the magazine that
users/readers would read into their computer with a wand.
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