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From: Gary Hildebrand <>
Date: Mon Aug 21 11:19:38 2000

Hello Charles

On 20-Aug-00, you wrote:

> On Sun, 20 Aug 2000, Sellam Ismail wrote:
>> On Sun, 20 Aug 2000, Bill Dawson wrote:
>>> Early 128K IBM PS/1 with 5.25" floppy drive and PS/1 power cube, PS1
>>> keyboard (not chicklets), separate PS/1 color monitor, 2 PS/1 joysticks,
>>> and a large box of IBM software (games and educational) in the IBM
>> I always wondered what era the IBM PS/1 is from? I've seen PS/1 machines
>> but they look 90s. And I never heard of them before the PS/2, although
>> would seem logical that the PS/1 came first. What's the deal?
> PS/1 came out a bit after the PS/2, if I recall correctly. It was
> a "cut-down" version of the PS/2 for home use. It lacked some things
> that the PS/2 had, but I forget what. (Shades of the PCjr)

One of the most blatant things they forgot was an accessible serial port.
In its place was a built in modem (I think it was 2400 baud back then).

Real pain when you wanted to run a packet TNC for ham radio.

What I remember most was that the 386's were taking hold then, and the PS/1
was a 286 processor.
Gary Hildebrand
Box 6184
St. Joseph, MO 64506-0184
Received on Mon Aug 21 2000 - 11:19:38 BST

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