HP-85 Re: anyone in rochester?

From: Jay West <jwest_at_classiccmp.org>
Date: Tue Aug 26 20:22:00 2003

> >Oh, and I also
> >recently acquired an HP-85, man that thing is cute!
> Yeap, they make nice little instrument controllers. I was reading 'Fire
> in the Valley' last night and it has a chapter on the HP-85. Funny to
> that HP actually thought that the 85 could compete with the IBM PC as a
> general purpose computer!

Oh man, I gotta disagree. The HP-85 is a wonderful machine and in most
respects IS a general purpose computer. I'll take it over an IBM PC any day
of the week. But in addition to playing with it standalone, wonder what it
could do with my 1631D analyzer. I am assuming my 2225 thinkjet will work on
it. Need to find what floppies and hard disks are supported via the HP-IB
module too.

I am hoping there are other '85 enthusiasts on the list? I have some spare
roms... looking for the assembler rom. Saw some mention of pascal for this
beast too! Ok, has anyone found a decent source for the DC100 tapes it uses,
or am I doomed to pay ebay prices for each tape?

Sorry, acting like a kid at christmas :>

Jay West
Received on Tue Aug 26 2003 - 20:22:00 BST

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