Apple I BASIC dump

Diane Bruce db at
Wed Jul 16 19:44:23 CDT 2008

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 04:56:33PM -0400, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> Diane Bruce wrote:
> >>>>Nah, a Rube Goldberg inspired solution would have included paper cups,
> >
> >Both ways. Barefoot. In the snow. Uphill both ways. etc. etc.
> Except I wasn't kidding.  I had an IBM mainframe with only SNA

I'm sorry it came across that way. ;-)

> capabilities, and a Honeywell-Bull machine with no network interfaces at
> all.  I used the lineprinter on the Bull to print, drum-scanned it into
> an IBM PS/2, then used a Microchannel 3270 emulation card as the main
> console of the IBM mainframe to transfer the file to the mainframe.
> Took a while, but worked just fine.

That's way cool. 'drum-scanned' ? The first OCR stuff I worked on developing
was a page scanner, not very practical for books. ;-) It was fun doing it
on a pair of PDP-11/23's though.

> Made a good pile of money on that one.
> Peace...  Sridhar

- Diane
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