HP2114 on ebay

From: James Willing <jimw_at_agora.rdrop.com>
Date: Sat Sep 11 11:35:02 1999

At 09:16 AM 09/11/1999 -0400, it was written:
>> The 2114 is the first computer HP ever sold. It was an "acquired" design
>> from a company they purchased, and HP thought they could do a better design
>> so they came out with the 2100 series (followed by 21MX and 21MXE series).
>> But, not before adding the 2115 and 2116 to the mix which are "kissing
>> cousins" of the 2114.
>Was there something like an HP1000? I seem to remember being loosely
>associated with a project that involved one. Where might that fit in?

Well, that one becomes a matter of tracking the ever changing sequences of
model and 'system' numbers which often seemed to change at the whim of the
marketing people. (and HP is/was not alone in this)

To explain: In my collection I have a pair of units displaying the ID
"HP-1000F" on their front panels, but if you dig further (inside) you find
a tag which identifies the unit as an HP 2117F CPU.

It appears that often the most prominant ID referred to the 'system'
configuration where the 'computer' in whole was known as an "HP-1000F",
while the actual CPU (chassis) is an HP 2117F.

All quite confusing (annoying) after a while... B^}


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