Oral History Questions

From: Hans Franke <Hans.Franke_at_mch20.sbs.de>
Date: Thu Dec 10 15:57:41 1998

> > I have a chance to speak with the designers of some of the machines in my
> > collection. But other than the basic "when was it intro'd, what are the
> > specs, what did it cost" stuff, what should I ask? What sorts of stories,
> > info, etc. should I be trying to preserve?

> Why did you use <insert CPU> instead of <insert other popular CPU at the
> time>? How long did it take to design? What was the indended market? What
> was the actual market? Stuff like that.

Are you shure this is interesting ? I doubt. Why X was used
instead of Y has almost no meaning - Stories around - thats
the stuff I like (For example about the orgin of a cigarette
burn in the operator table of the 2002 in the Deutsches
Museum) and stories how they did id, how they fighted the
management, the technic, the supply, etc. (and I guess
these are also the stories that they like more to tell :)


Ich denke, also bin ich, also gut
Received on Thu Dec 10 1998 - 15:57:41 GMT

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