From: Joe <>
Date: Mon Jan 12 02:01:46 1998

Phillip said:
>Um. What date was the Casio AL1000? For that matter, what date was the
>AL2000? OK, the AL1000 had nixie tubes in the display, so was not all
>solid state, but it comes close, I'm sure. (Other people have commented
>on the HP 9100 and the earlier Busicoms)

  Ahhh, a Casio expert! When was the Casio AS-8D made? I just picked one
up. I had never seen one before and I thought it looked interesting.

>We've also had some strange definitions of Personal Computer flying
>around here. One I don't like, but am going to comment on anyway, is
>the "system, terminal and video circuitry all in one box" definition. I
>don't think it quite makes it, but personal loyalty compels me to put in
>a word for the Tektronix 4051. This was announced in November 1975 (I
>think - have to look this up). I've never seen one but I get the
>impression the prototype was a Tek graphics terminal with a 6800
>development system stuck in the bottom of the case... Anyway, Tek 4051
>was intended as single user, one-to-a-desk graphics micro, so I claim it
>is a "personal computer".
>And if you're interested in portability, a carrying case was an option
>you could buy.

   I was just reading an old (ca 1977) Byte magazine this morning and it
had a article about the Tek 4051. I think they said it had just been
discontinued. E-mail me if you're interested.

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