re-found magazines

From: Charles P. Hobbs <>
Date: Mon May 12 11:07:48 1997

> The main thing that struck me is the diversity of computer systems that
> were available in the early 80s. Contrast that with what you got today
> (Wintel crap/Macincrap). That diveristy is what we are discovering
> today.

The other side of the coin, though, is the difficulty of converting
to make them work on your computer. I remember spending a lot of time
in high school, trying to convert TRS-80 and Apple II programs to run on
my TI-99/4A. Fun? Yes. Would I want to do this under deadline pressure?
Probably not.

Of course, the computers couldn't read each other's tapes (disks were
out of the question for most of us anyway) . . .
Received on Mon May 12 1997 - 11:07:48 BST

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