First Computer Store
Ian S. King
isking at uw.edu
Sun Jul 26 22:26:36 CDT 2015
I don't remember the exact date, but I was in high school which places it
in the mid-1970s: there was a storefront called "The Retail Computer Store"
that sold Altairs, IMSAIs, Chromemco and SWTPC. I really wanted the little
SWTP 680 - now, of course, they're sky high if you can find one.
Interestingly, my first programming job was just a few years later,
programming the 6800 in assembly for what we'd now call embedded systems.
On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 10:38 AM, <COURYHOUSE at aol.com> wrote:
> I find USB useful and with USB 3 pretty darn quick!
> only downside it does not like to run 45.5 baud to run our 60 wpm UPI
> Teletype machine
> in the Journalism Display. Hey anyone have a AP Teletype we need one
> in AP dress too!
> Ed# _www.smecc.org_ (http://www.smecc.org)
> In a message dated 7/26/2015 6:14:58 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
> ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk writes:
> > Remember when USB was referred to as the Useless Serial Bus after it was
> introduced? I think it was a solid 1-2
> > years after it was introduced that I began to notice peripherals
> designed for it.
> I still call it 'Useless Serial Botch' most of the time. It's not a bus,
> after all.
Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School <http://ischool.uw.edu>
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Value Sensitive Design Research Lab <http://vsdesign.org>
University of Washington
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