From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Thu Jan 8 20:22:42 1998

John Foust wrote:
> It would be interesting to attempt to graph the MIPS/VUP/MIPS/Whetstones/etc.
> of ancient and contemporary computers, using some approximation of
> comparable units. It would be fun to recognize that, say, one of
> my old computers was just as fast as an IBM AT, but was available
> five years before.

Part of that was demonstrable _then_, albeit subjectively. Format a
standard Tandon or whatever 20 MB disk from the bare oxide on an AT
and on a TRS-80 Model 4. The results will surprise you. (With an XT
the difference was much more ludicrous. I'm told the same applies
with a Color Computer, but hooking up a hard drive is damned near the
only thing I've never done with one. (The inflatable party doll
Program Pak interface is _still_ in Beta test.) 8-)}

Ward Griffiths
Dylan:  How many years must some people exist, 
			before they're allowed to be free?
WDG3rd:  If they "must" exist until they're "allowed",
			they'll never be free.
Received on Thu Jan 08 1998 - 20:22:42 GMT

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