Northstar Horizon

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Date: Tue Nov 2 10:52:12 1999

On Tue, 2 Nov 1999, Richard Erlacher wrote:

> Yes, there were several ways in which the N* could be modified to work
> better and meet the target of providing a full 64K TPA and handling CP/M
> standard diskettes.
> The easiest way, however, was to use hardware from other MFG's, which didn't
> require modification. It happens that hardware from other MFG's was less
> costly as well.

Well in 1978 (early) that was not the case, sure there were lots of
players and junk but the minifloppy was still quite new and people were
not quite able to get clear of sticker shock for 32k of ram!

The NS* was a good cpu, good box (backplane and basic serial/parallel IO)
That for the price was good. There were other boxes, but the really nice
stuff I lusted for were appearing in the early 80s. By then the NS* was
hard at work (with upgrades).

Received on Tue Nov 02 1999 - 10:52:12 GMT

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