IBM 5150 PC

Jim Leonard trixter at
Tue Jul 14 19:59:27 CDT 2009

Chuck Guzis wrote:
> I loathed MASM 1.0-
> -it was all too possible to generate the wrong code; something that 
> should never happen with an assembler. 

How on earth is that possible?  I can imagine an assembler generating 
non-optimal code, but non-FUNCTIONAL code?

> A lot of the darling programs are scarcely known now.  Harvard 
> Presentation Graphics, Micrographx Deisgner, Corel Draw, numerous 
> accounting packages, games...

The games are definitely well-known, but I agree with you about some of 
the applications.  I remember a hypertext program called -- I think -- 
Instant Recall.  Every single word you typed into "card" was indexed, so 
anything could link to anything.  Could be memory-resident too.
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