A nifty demo

From: Hans Franke <Hans.Franke_at_mch20.sbs.de>
Date: Mon Dec 14 14:39:49 1998

> > > I have an EMS 5800 in my collection, Hans.
> > You have ? You didn't show me - realy a EMS 5800 ?
> > With Siemens label ? DId they realy reimport them
> > to the USA ? What a joke :)

> I got it only a few weeks ago. And yes, it is the Siemens labeled 5800 in
> the light grey case.

Witch model is it exactly ? Do you also have the laser printer unit ?
EMS 5800 is the family name (and also the only name on the first
series - the later models had also distigtive numbers on the front.

> I got it from one of the engineers at Xerox PARC who
> worked on the Star/Daybreak team.

Wow - great - try to get documentation, info, whatever - I would
be especialy interested in material (and stories) from 'the
other side' - I know some stories and have some material from
Siemens people.

> Did Siemens have an exclusive market in
> Europe to market these machines, which are otherwise known as the 6085 (or
> Daybreak?) in the U.S. and other countries around the world.

I don't know, but I guess in Germany at least - beside two original
labeled units in a R&D department at Hoffmanstrasse, I never have
seen any Xerox units in Germany.

I realy love Viewpoint. I don't think anybody needs more PC
at work than this system (no mater on which hardware). As I
said earlyer around 1980 these machines (hard- and software)
have been my impression of state of the art office (desktop)
systems and I still can't belive the outcome.


Ich denke, also bin ich, also gut
Received on Mon Dec 14 1998 - 14:39:49 GMT

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