Dec or Digital Networking

From: Tony Duell <>
Date: Wed Sep 3 16:20:01 2003

> And thusly Tony Duell spake:
> >
> >
> > [That happens to be a true statement, BTW. And I am not sure the 9830 is
> > a 'calculator' by any reasonable definition, as it's a desktop machine
> > with a few K of RAM running BASIC...]
> Sounds like a VIC-20... ;)

YEah, but... It's got a 16 bit (sort-of, it's bit-serial with 16 bit
registers) processor; it's got a 1-line LED display; the built-in BASIC
is really cut-down (no string variables, for example), but if you add all
the option ROM modules you get just about everything you'd expect
including matrices; it's got the legendary HP build quality; _and_ it
dates from 1973...

It's a good few yearrs earlier than most 'home computers'...

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