waaa! Ebay Pollymorphic 88 Item number: 2784817061

From: Ron Hudson <ron.hudson_at_sbcglobal.net>
Date: Fri Feb 6 12:43:24 2004


Do you still have the original documentation for the ROM monitor?
Any way you could scan it?
pretty please?

I used to have a Polly 88, I was in the Navy on a destroyer, and
it was not a good environment for an s100 computer, When the ship
was at sea, it would rock back and forth a lot and my s100 would
suffer from "impact poisoning", Finally I traded my polly 88 for
an HP41C/Card Reader that was a bit more robust.


On Friday, February 6, 2004, at 09:51 AM, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:

> Hi All
> If someone on the list gets this, I have quite a bit of software
> that I've collected for this machine. It looks like someone has
> changed the machine to be a CPM machine. It looks to have both
> the serial ( rs232/20mil ) and cassette interfaces. It seems to
> be missing the video board ( where the keyboard would connect to ).
> If someone gets this, I do have a spare video board that I might
> be talked into trading for something else, if someone wanted to
> bring it back to an original condition. I also have quite a
> bit of documentation for the Poly88. It does require a parallel
> keyboard to work with the video board ( As I recall all console
> I/O can be revectored at boot using a ROM at 400h. This could
> make the serial be the console but I don't think the debug
> monitor is revectored ).
> Although, the ROM's on the CPU starts at address 0000h, there
> is a control bit that one can shadow the ROM and allow the machine
> to exist in complete RAM. I can explain this to anyone that wants
> to do so. The software I have is all Poly88 cassette based software.
> I have an assembler, BASIC, many of the Poly demo programs and
> I also have a ROM based tiny BASIC as well. I have also written
> code to bootstrap a system from the serial port ( does require
> the system debug monitor to function ).
> Dwight
>> From: "Ron Hudson" <ron.hudson_at_sbcglobal.net>
>> And I am between jobs :^(
Received on Fri Feb 06 2004 - 12:43:24 GMT

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