Daisy computer ?????????

From: Aaron Christopher Finney <af-list_at_lafleur.wfi-inc.com>
Date: Sun Jul 11 19:35:13 1999

Daisy is the company that bought Cadnetix and eventually went out of
business. Did you pick it up? I'm not sure how close they are related, but
I have a lot of documentation for the Cadnetix system I have (but haven't
been able to get running). Mine is the same; 68020-based system running a
variant of SunOS under the CAD software.

As far as the cables, could they be 50-pin scsi cables? Mine has an
Adaptec scsi card and two enormous HD's in it (I think 10 meg apiece).


On Sun, 11 Jul 1999, Dave McGuire wrote:

> On Wed, 31 Dec 1969, Joe wrote:
> >This is another oddity that I spotted Friday. It's a black box about 3
> >feet high by 1 x 2 feet with 2 chrome legs that stick out to one side with
> >castors on the end of them. It has an 8" floppy drive near the top and a FH
> >5 1/4" hard drive inside. There were several WIDE ( 60 pin?) ribbon cables
> >hanging out of it. Inside at the bottom it has a card rack with about 6 or
> >8 Multi-bus cards in it. The label on the outside says that it was made by
> >Daisy. Any one have any idea what it is?
> Whoa...that's quite a find. I had a chance to play with one of those about
> ten years ago, very briefly. It's a very nice CAD system. I'm almost positive
> it's Sun-based, so if it's got multibus cards in it, there's a Sun-2 in there.
> That was a kickin' system when I saw it. I was amazed by its capabilities
> and speed. My CAD work at the time was done using AutoCAD on a 10MHz 8088
> (v20, actually) machine, and the Daisy system totally blew it away. I know,
> that's not saying much, but it was impressive at the time. :-)
> -Dave McGuire
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