Forgotten PC History

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Fri Aug 8 22:16:47 CDT 2008

On Friday 08 August 2008 23:04, bfranchuk at wrote:
> Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> > There were also those "flatpacks" which I never could figure out.  A
> > precursor to surface mount?  Something else?
> I would guess so, but I've never seen a flat pack in the flesh myself so
> I can't say.

Aside from one of my databooks that has pictures on the cover,  I can't say I 
have either,  though it's possible that I did and forgot.  There were times 
early on when I was starting to get to know that stuff that I momentarily 
considered the possibility of using some of it,  and I decided pretty quick 
that it just flat-out wasn't worth the hassle.

Member of the toughest, meanest, deadliest, most unrelenting -- and
ablest -- form of life in this section of space,  a critter that can
be killed but can't be tamed.  --Robert A. Heinlein, "The Puppet Masters"
Information is more dangerous than cannon to a society ruled by lies. --James 
M Dakin

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