Anyone own a MAD Computer system?
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Mon Oct 6 00:00:23 CDT 2008
On 6 Oct 2008 at 0:36, Curt @ Atari Museum wrote:
> Hmmm.... Bruce Irvine, same one who came out of CDC, worked at
> Atari's HCD for a short stint, then was actually at Mindset briefly ???
That's the guy. Another of the notorious SVLOPS CDC mafia.
> The box I'm referring to is their 80186 design in the black case with
> the CPU in the lower pizza-box and then expansion module mounted ontop
> of it. Basically a near identical design to the Mindset insofar as
> stacking modules and such.
The box I have is taller, but less wide than an XT in beige. Really
cramped inside, but can hold 2 5.25" hh floppies and a FH 5.25" hard
drive. Beige with a 4-position keyswitch. First position is off,
second is on/run, third is on, keyboard locked, fourth is momentary
contact reset. Three LED indicators above that--a green one for
power on, a yellow for keyboard locked and a red for HD access.
Nothing mechanically standard as far as board mounting inside; I had
to drill some holes to accept standoffs to mount an XT mobo.
MAD got out of the box-making business and reorganized as an "AI
technology" outfit with some name talent (I assume recruited with
stock), then went down the chute not long after that.
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