Original IBM PC (was Re: Prices to pay for old

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <gram_at_cnct.com>
Date: Mon May 25 12:30:05 1998

Uncle Roger wrote:
> At 01:46 PM 5/22/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >> Your hopes are dashed. The only pricey IBM PCs are the ones that had 16K
> >> installed at the factory and weren't upgraded. The 64K ones are relatively
> >
> >That's absurd (bordering on perverse) -- what could you DO with a machine
> >like that? (Yes, run BASIC and use cassettes... I know.)
> In my day, sonny, 16K was plenty of room. Back then, we knew how to
> program. It was an art. Not like the kids today, with their megabytes and
> Gooeys and write-once-read-many, magneto-optical, doohickies... (whups,
> gotta go, time for maaaatttlooock!)

When I was your age, K was nothing more than the last letter of

(Sorry, this was about to get silly. Time to go upstairs, take my
meds, and look with fond memory at my slide rule.)
Ward Griffiths
They say that politics makes strange bedfellows.
Of course, the main reason they cuddle up is to screw somebody else.
				Michael Flynn, _Rogue Star_
Received on Mon May 25 1998 - 12:30:05 BST

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