Questions about a donation

From: Joe <>
Date: Sat Apr 27 23:35:03 2002

At 04:23 PM 4/27/02 -0700, you wrote:
>I'm pretty sure that the single sided drives were long gone by the time
>the 256K motherboard came out.

   Not really. Somewhere I have an old IBM order form and it shows that you could get a lot more variations of IBM PCs than you'd expect. Including one or two SS or DS drives, various cards, different amounts of RAM, etc. There were quite a few combinations.

  Despite my sarcasm I too am fond of the IBM PC. I regard it as THE single machine that legitamized the entire personal computer movement. Altairs and all the rest had some significance but it was the IBM PC that was the first truely usable machine for anyone other than the hobbiest/hacker/programmer. It's just that there are so many of them out there that I get tired of them. I just pitched two a couple of days ago and I still have an early 64k model w/ 48k RAM and a monochrome monitor.

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