Do u know the model number?
If it is a Wang 2200 LVP, it is one of the first in its price class to come
with a fixed hard drive; initially it used a Shugart SA1000 and then it
switched to a Quantum Q2000.
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> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 19:05:46 -0400
> From: William Donzelli <wdonzelli at gmail.com>
> Subject: Wang 2200
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> Is there any interest in a Wang 2200 located (I think) in New Jersey?
> I know very little...I am just the messenger.
Agreed.. While the PS2 was more popular the Dreamcast had better graphics due to increased video ram and had better games in my opinion. I show people my dreamcast and they can't believe it's 11 yrs old.
--- On Sun, 5/2/10, Curt @ Atari Museum <curt at atarimuseum.com> wrote:
> Of a modern console - I still think the Dreamcast was the best for its
> time, Sega pulled the plug too early - it was a wonderful
> machine, great (and fun!) games, tons of expansion and peripherals.
I was contacted by someone interested in finding a good home for an
"extensive collection" of AT&T 3B1 computers, parts, and manuals. If
anyone is local to Colorado and would like the details, contact me
directly. The person would prefer to find someone who'd be willing to
pick these items up rather than ship, and obviously someone who will use
these systems, not re-sell them.
> On 5/1/10 11:58 AM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> Liam, thank you very much for the blog article. If we will become a
>> cloud-oriented computing society, there will certainly be profound
>> social consequences.
> I've been thinking about this a lot lately. I'm saddened that the company
> I worked for for twenty years (Apple COMPUTER) no longer exists.
You know, I think back to 1984, when I was an avid fan of the Apple II
(by then very long in the tooth) and its huge catalog of available freeware
and commercial programs and plug-in peripheral and coprocessor boards.
I'm not saying I was a huge fan of Apple the company, but I was a
fan of the multitude of little companies that had been built around
the Apple II.
Then the Mac came out, which didn't even have Applesoft BASIC built in (never
mind the fact that it lacked Integer BASIC!!! That's a different rant),
and had no expansion bus. It wasn't obvious how to even write a program
for it... the same way that every Apple II user had typed in at least
a couple little BASIC programs. And how could you expand it with no
> I understand why it's happening, it's just very sad to see the 'production'
> side of the product line slipping away to high volume devices geared to
> 'consumption' and generating a constant revenue stream under their total control.
Again, thinking back to 1984, the thought lurking in my mind back then was
similar... that Apple saw all these other companies selling software and
hardware for the Apple II and had eliminated these possibilities on
I was being a little pessimistic back then, but not much.
I ended up using Macs, and even hacking them a little (in terms of hardware
mods and delving into at least a layer or two below the OS top level),
but it was never like the hackability of an Apple II.
To be fair to the S-100 vs IBM PC world, I never really liked the IBM
PC either, but it did have an expansion bus, and did ship with Basic,
and there was the "choice" (put in quotes intentionally) between MS-DOS
and CP/M-86 and then a few others.
I suppose in terms of me hacking micros, there was the "before" of the
Apple II and S-100 worlds, and the "after" of the Mac and the IBM PC.
In the "before" there were cool magazines like BYTE and Dr. Dobbs
about true hardware and software hacking; in the "after" there were
not-cool magazines telling businesspeople which software to buy (and
rudely they were still called BYTE and Dr. Dobbs). I personally feel
that moving thought from "IBM PC or Mac on my desk with no software
that I actually wrote and no hardware that I actually hacked" to the
"my world I create on the cloud and the web where I can show a schematic
of this new code practice oscillator I built from a 1U5 and a 3V$ and
a youtube movie of my magic eye blinker" may be an improvement over
the current environment. (Just to bring in what I've been hacking
On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 11:25 AM, Mark Davidson <mdavidson1963 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Aargh... don't remind me. ?Even though it would not be able to do
> much, I actually miss my first Unix box... an IBM PC/XT running PC/ix.
> ?I have been searching for YEARS to find another copy of PC/ix, to no
Not sure if it may have been you posting on this thread, but here is
an old discussion of PC/ix:
The OP had posted disk images but the links are now dead. Trixter
(who I believe is on this list?) also downloaded them. Maybe he still
has them? I wouldn't mind giving it a try on my idle XT, too.
A friend of mine, widoweed, has this Heath H8 system she wants gone. In fact has asked me to take it out of there. I don't have a lot of details on this at the moment, but can say that there's a dual floppy drive box, a printer, and a terminal with it, we're looking into whether there's any floppy disks or documentation around as well.
A pic of the system as it currently sits can be found at:
The "furniture" in the pic could go along with it, if someone wanted to pick it up locally. The system is currently located near Halifax, PA. If she decides that I need to get it out of there it'll be located later on in Palmyra, PA.
Please feel free to contact me offlist, as I am not keeping up with things in here these days...
My comment to her was that "I'd to my best to get this into the hands of someone that would want to use it". No dollar figure was ever mentioned but she can use all the help she can get.
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ablest -- form of life in this section of space, a critter that can
be killed but can't be tamed. --Robert A. Heinlein, "The Puppet Masters"
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