"Single instance" machines

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Thu Dec 10 08:55:27 1998

At 10:15 PM 12/9/98 +0000, Tony Duell wrote:
>OK, anyone else here got a Tektronix 8000 microprocessor development system
>(either the 11/03 floppy-based one or the 11/23 hard-disk based one)?

In college, I worked with a DEC MiniMINC, a breadbox-sized 11/03
machine, but I've never seen one since. Love to get one.
I forget - are there any other Terak owners out there?

I've got a Zilog MCZ 05-1014 early Z-80 development system that
runs an OS called RIOS - is that pre-CP/M? I found a guy via
Dejanews who has several of this line, Fritz Chwolka_at_nt-gmbh.de .

I've also got a NEC APC-H03, the color version, running MS-DOS 2.11.
It has two NEC 7220 graphics display controllers, one for text and
one for graphics. Resolution was 640x494.

At 09:50 PM 12/9/98 -0500, Christian Fandt wrote:
>At 19:51 12/09/98 +0000, Tony Duell wrote:
>>Any other PERQ-fanatics here? Any model of PERQ, I am not expecting 3a or
>>T4 owners to appear :-)
>I have a feeling you would be the only person within our list and perhaps
>most other computer collectors who has a PERQ. I never seen one, know very
>little about them,

I saw my first PERQ at SIGGRAPH '98, in the 70s booth where I exhibited
my Terak. This PERQ was on loan from The Computer Museum. I can see why
Tony's always babbling about them. It exuded serious funk and sass, even
though the one on display wasn't working - although I never met a rep
from the Museum who could tell me about it, the machine sat dark.
My Terak was one of the few machines running in the exhibit, the docents
happily played Breakout with sound effects.

- John
Received on Thu Dec 10 1998 - 08:55:27 GMT

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