Forgotten PC History
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Fri Aug 8 22:16:47 CDT 2008
On Friday 08 August 2008 23:04, bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca 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.
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ablest -- form of life in this section of space, a critter that can
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