On 3/1/2006 at 3:23 PM Richard wrote:
Recently on dovebid there have been a large number of
NEC in circuit
emulators... however, I had no luck looking them up on NEC's web site
to try and get information about them. Sometimes these units have
been going unsold with their minimum bid of $50 or $25 unmet, in case
anyone has interest.
You used to be able to find a lot of 9801-type stuff in Japanese machine
tools and even in some Japanese lab equipment. If I owned a 9801, I don't
know what I'd do with it--just about everything in that box is different
from a PC. Different display controller conventions,
controller hookup, different BIOS conventons.
Somewhen, back around 1990, WDDJ had a short series on the weirdness of the
We still sell the occasional 3.5" drive that's been modified to spin at 360
RPM--but not as many as we used to, since most USB floppy drives understand
the 3.5" 8x1024 format--at least in DOS-V format.