You mentioned you had a couple of the server units. Are they the PM
(Personal Minis)? If so I just got a manual for them and two manuals for
the InfoShare Operating System. I also got the disks for them.
No luck finding an 802 yet.
At 09:59 AM 1/27/99 -0700, you wrote:
The 802 is the integrated computer/terminal unit. Call
it a super-smart
terminal if you like, but it is a relatively convenient version of what
wasn't available much of the time back when these were current (early
'80's). It is not merely a terminal, though it will fill that function
From: Joe <rigdonj(a)intellistar.net>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Subject: Re: Televideo 802 computer?
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 1999 10:18 AM
Are you talking about the 802 (which someone said is a terminal) or are
you talking about the computer? (model number ???)
If you mean the computer then I listed it but I wasn't offering. It's
still at the store. I was hoping they might turn up the computer. If
need a copy, I'll see about getting it and
making you a copy. If I don't
find the computer sooner or later then you may end up with the original.
If you mean the terminal manual then it's also still at the store but I
don't want it so if you do then let me know and I'll see about getting it
At 11:12 AM 1/26/99 -0800, you wrote:
>I actually have one of these with no docs... Who was it that was
>George L. Rachor george(a)racsys.rt.rain.com
>Beaverton, Oregon http://racsys.rt.rain.com
>United States of America Amateur Radio : KD7DCX
>On Tue, 26 Jan 1999, Richard Erlacher wrote:
>> It seems to me that the 802 was a televideo terminal with an
>> workstation. These worked in
conjunction with a server unit to run an
>> called MOST, I believe, and I have a
couple of the server units, the
>> of which will occur to me when I look at
>> These were fairly late technology, using 64k DRAMS and a 4MHz Z80A.
>> servers had four or five serial ports
using Z80 SIO's and either 10 or
>> MB winchesters to go with their
5-1/4" floppies. They used the
>> WD1000-series HDC, which used an 8X300 microcontroller (I2L
>> Harvard architecture) and the WD1000
5-chip set. I always admired the
>> packaging technology, which was first rate.
>> I have to believe the workstations were up to the same standard in
>> convenient packaging. Televideo was late getting into the desktop
>> workstation market, but did it in a big way with these numbers, as
>> all you could want. The OS was
purported, by some users I knew, to be
>> quite a bit superior to MPM, which was quite established at that time
>> '70's, early '80's).
>> If anyone is interested in the server units, I can make them
>> less drives, and possibly a couple of
SIO/2's which I scavenged years
>> for the packaging/shipping cost.
>> > From: Joe <rigdonj(a)intellistar.net>
>> > To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
>> > Subject: Televideo 802 computer?
>> > Date: Tuesday, January 26, 1999 2:35 AM
>> > Does anyone have one of these? I found a manual for one of these
>> > and it looks pretty cool.
>> > Joe