Bad Feelings...

From: Captain Napalm <>
Date: Mon Jun 23 19:42:48 1997

It was thus said that the Great Sam Ismail once stated:
> On Sun, 22 Jun 1997, Captain Napalm wrote:
> > > That was a limitation introduced with the //e. The 80 column board had
> > > its own special slot that took over slot 3 if you had it populated.
> > > However, nothing was stopping you from putting another 80-column board
> > > (such as a Videx) in another slot and using that, although I can't think
> > > for the life of me why you'd need two 80-column cards.
> > >
> > Debugging. You can run your program on one screen, and have debugging
> > output/debugger output on the second screen. I did that once on a PS/2 when
> > I was writing code to manage the 8514 display. It was very nice to see not
> > only the output, but have the debugger not munging the display.
> You couldn't do that on an Apple. It only had one video output. Unless
> the 80-col card in question had a seperate video output. And then you'd
> have to go back to that clever programming thing.
  Ah. Never got into Apples myself (the only Apple computer I have is the
Newton, which just died on me 8-(

  -spc (Well, it still works, just that the presure sensitive screen is
        no longer sensitive it seems ... )
Received on Mon Jun 23 1997 - 19:42:48 BST

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