Anyone have an extra IBM 5155 laying around??

From: Jason Willgruber <>
Date: Sat Jan 16 23:41:59 1999

Well, I remember the teacher telling me that he found the computer in his
basement, and just brought it to the school to show the kids how the
computers used to be when you had to program them, and you didn't just stick
in a disk and turn it on. Apparently, I was the only one (well, there was
one other person) that was interested in it.
                 -Jason Willgruber
                  ICQ#: 1730318
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From: Tony Duell <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Saturday, January 16, 1999 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: Anyone have an extra IBM 5155 laying around??
>Right... That makes sense....
>I still wonder if a cheap clone floppy controller or drive (whichever was
>needed) wouldn't have been cheaper/easier than putting a 5150 board in
>there. I assume that 5150 came out of a PC, so why didn't he use the
>controller or drive from that machine. A full-height drive kludged on
>externally would have worked and been a lot nicer than a cassette-based
>Of course fixing the original parts probably wouldn't have been too hard
>either, but then a lot of people seem to be frightened by a simple
Received on Sat Jan 16 1999 - 23:41:59 GMT

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