How many computers?

From: R. Stricklin <>
Date: Tue Jul 14 10:44:07 1998

On Tue, 14 Jul 1998, Tony Duell wrote:

> Remmeber it was supposed to be a _home_ computer. At the time very few
> home computers came with floppy drives.
> BTW, how common are PC-jr machines without floppies? Were most of them
> upgraded?

Dunno, mine's got an IBM 360k drive in it. My biggest complaints about are
the 'sidecar' expansion (the second all-time-lamest computer innovation)
and the fact that all backpanel ports are.. BERG headers (the first
all-time-lamest computer innovation).

What's up with the tiny card-edge connectors inside on the motherboard?

I also noticed my keyboard (which is a joke) has an RJ-11 jack off to the
side, and that there's a 2x3 BERG header at the back labelled 'K'. Could
this be for a keyboard cable, heaven forbid?

Also, keyboard battery life is uniformly poor. It seems like I get about
20 minutes. Is this normal?

Received on Tue Jul 14 1998 - 10:44:07 BST

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