Daisy computer ?????????

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net>
Date: Mon Jul 12 11:43:46 1999

At 04:53 PM 7/11/99 -0400, Dave 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
>it's Sun-based, so if it's got multibus cards in it, there's a Sun-2 in
> 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. :-)

   Hmmm, now it sounds interesting. I didn't see any sign of a keyboard or
monitor for it. What does it use? Any idea what those big cables hanging
out of it are for? Do you want it? I can get it cheap. Hoepfully the
software is still on the hard drive. I don't have any use for it except
for parts and I'd rather not break it up if someone can use it.

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