Blowing Up Old Computers

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Wed Aug 7 14:23:00 2002

Rumor has it that Sellam Ismail may have mentioned these words:
>On Wed, 7 Aug 2002, Roger Merchberger wrote:
> > I'd even say that the [not previously mentioned] Tandy 600 wouldn't be
> > Wintel... It runs an 8088 & uses an MS operating system called HH/OS (short
> > for HandHeld OS - which is a serious misnomer due to the weight of the
>Hmm, the pre-cursor of WinCE?

Tough to say... but could be!?!?

> > thing...) It had a flip-up 80x16 screen, and was the first laptop with a
> > built-in floppy drive. It was a Zenith OEM but shared a few characteristics
>Really? What year did this come out?

My brain wants to say '86 or '87, but having just moved, it's packed
somewhere... I'll see if I can find it in the next day or two & find out...

[[ quick jaunt to google... ]]

Found one timeline that places it at Nov. '85... According to the Tandy 600
FAQ, it was announced on 28 Oct. '85, so my memory was close... but I've
always been a bit off... [ ba-da-bum. Splat.]

Roger "Merch" Merchberger

Roger "Merch" Merchberger   ---   sysadmin, Iceberg Computers
Recycling is good, right???  Ok, so I'll recycle an old .sig.
If at first you don't succeed, nuclear warhead
disarmament should *not* be your first career choice.
Received on Wed Aug 07 2002 - 14:23:00 BST

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