Finds and questions

From: Uncle Roger <>
Date: Mon May 18 21:56:31 1998

This weekend (despite iminent death due to a stomach virus) I managed to
add a few interesting things to my collection:

Toshiba T1000
HP 110
GRiD GRiDCase 2
GRiD GridCase 1520
Grid GridCase 1535
Grid Battery (spare)
Grid P/S (spare, replaces battery)
Two external Grid Disk Drives

Now for the questions.

The GridCase 2 seems to have an internal 10MB hard drive (gotta be a 3.5"),
but it also has a DB25 sticking out the side where the HD is. Has anyone
else seen this? Is it a GRiD option? Is the DB25 for an external floppy,
since the HD seems to be where the floppy should be? The HD makes some
rather unhappy noises, though it seems to work fine; anyone have any
suggestions for the best way to get the data/OS off the hard drive in case
of failure? (Just copy to floppies?) It comes up in something called
(iirc) InteGRiD; anyone know anything about this?

Haddock claims the T1100 was Toshiba's first laptop; just by looking at the
numbers, one would think the T1000 would have come first. According to
Toshiba's spec files, both machines ran Toshiba MS-DOS 2.11, had 512K RAM
(but the T1000 could go up to 1.2MB), both had a 4.77mhz 80c88, etc. So,
anyone know for sure what came first?

I guess that's it for now. Of course, if anyone has any further info,
anecdotes, or specs on any of these machines...

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Uncle Roger "There is pleasure pure in being mad that none but madmen know."
Roger Louis Sinasohn & Associates
San Francisco, California
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