PC form factor

From: Hans Franke <Hans.Franke_at_mch20.sbs.de>
Date: Fri Jul 2 01:17:08 1999

> > Since most folks are right-handed, having the drives on the right is pretty
> > reasonable. The physical design was allegedly patterened after the
> > pple-][ whose market IBM coveted.

> I really doubt that they looked at Apple for the design. IBM has pretty
> much been on top of the pile as far as ergonomics and ease of maintenance
> since the 1950s. Sure, the PC is not exactly their shining moment, but it
> does show some thought for a design with a low production cost in mind.

The aim was forshure on the A2 market, and whengoing to beat the
top kid on the block it's a must to have a look. Most features
point right on the A2. But as Allison already pointed out, with
a certain goal, this design comes almost automaticly - just have
a look at the BASIS 108 as an early, better Apple clone - Looks
like an IBM-PC (but sold way before).


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