IBM 5100

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Sat Aug 7 20:51:15 2004

At 01:04 AM 8/7/04 -0700, you wrote:
>On Aug 6, 2004, at 11:42 PM, Michael Sokolov wrote:
>> Hello ClassicCmp friends,
>> Right now as I type this an interview is in progress on the
>> Coast to Coast AM late night radio talk show about a supposed
>> time traveler who went back from 2036 to 1975 to obtain a
>> classic computer, specifically IBM 5100. Needless to say,
>> this story got me highly intrigued.
>> Since I don't really know anything about the machine in question,
>> I thought I would ask the collective list wisdom. There must have
>> been something really special about IBM 5100 for them to go back
>> for it from 2036. Does anyone know anything about that machine?
>> MS
>I was prompted to go back to the "John Titor" stuff I had seen on
>the web before...
>John - the time traveler made the following claim of the 5100
>It could translate between Basic, APL and UNIX
>Did it even have a terminal program or a serial port or some other
>way to connect it to a Unix machine or a mainframe?

   The Comm port to connect to a mainframe was optional. I had one on my
5100. There was no terminal program that I'm aware of but I never had docs
and I'm not sure how you were supposed to communicate with the mainframe.


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