Found a decent use for a PC...

From: Bill Richman <>
Date: Sun Feb 22 17:26:57 1998

I'd say it's not so much a matter of there being "no need for them"
(front panels), so much as the fact that machines are so fast any more
that I'm not sure how much use they'd be, especially with
multi-tasking operating systems. Before the address and data LEDs
stabilized with any useful information, it would be somewhere else.
I'd like to have a front panel on my PC, just for old times sake,

On Sun, 22 Feb 1998 02:11:27 -0500 (EST), wrote:

>> <No, it's just something about REALLY LARGE frontpanel boxes that rules.
>> <The KA-10 is plain awesome.
>Yes, frontpanels do. It is a shame that no computer has had one since the
>1970s. There just is no need for them anymore.

                            -Bill Richman
                             (Home of the COSMAC Elf Simulator!)
Received on Sun Feb 22 1998 - 17:26:57 GMT

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