Non-fake Apple 1 on ebay
cisin at xenosoft.com
Thu Nov 19 16:51:31 CST 2009
> > Way too many people think that computing history consists in its entirety
> > of:
> > Apple 1
> > Apple ][
> > IBM PC
> > Macintosh
> > along with Wordstar, WordPervert, Word
> > (which of course was Cringely's personal history of computing experience)
> > How many "documentaries" never even mention S100, TRS80, Atari, Commodore,
> > Northstar, Proctology, KIM-1, Electric Pencil, Easy Writer, etc.
> > and mention CP/M only as an introduction to Bill Gates?
On Thu, 19 Nov 2009, Tony Duell wrote:
> Isn't that a very biased list too? What about all the larger machines?
> What about Xerox/3 Rivers? What about DEC and HP (I still think the 9830
> doesn't get the attention it deserves). What about larger IBM machines?
> What about non-US micros (Acorn, for example). And so on (No, I know I am
> missing stuff out too).
I was specifically listing machines that were VERY similar to the ones
that get covered, but never get mentioned by the "historians" of mass
media, rather than supplying a corrected list.
To be an APPROPRIATE sampling of computing history, DEC minis, IBM
mainframes, need to be included, as well as acknowledging the machines
from all of the seven dwarves, the era of EAM (my first computing work was
alphabetizing using an 084 counting sorter), the fundamental relationships
between personal computers, timesharing, "client/server", etc.
I am NOT going to attempt to create an exhaustive, nor thorough, list so
assume that lack of inclusion of your favorites is not intended to
diminish their importance. Each of us KNOWS what the most important and
significant machine was.
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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