Fred A. Miller
fmiller at lightlink.com
Thu Nov 10 16:36:13 EST 2011
On 11/09/2011 10:47 PM, Ken Sprouse wrote:
> You bring back memories. I had three Kaypros over the years. Started
> out life with a KIM-1 running a 6502, a Hex keypad for input and six
> seven segment displays for output. Four to show the current address
> and two for the data stored at that address. Then I moved on to the
> original TRS-80 (TRASH-80) but didn't like programming in machine
> language on the Intel processor nearly as much as the 6502. This lead
> me to the Radio Shack Color computer with the Motorola 6809 which
> despite its "chick-let" keyboard was a very nice system.
Not bad, in it's day for sure.
> From there I moved on to several South West Technical Products S-50
> Buss systems first with the Motorola 6800 and latter the 6809 on the
> processor boards. The was my first exposure to a "Unix like" system.
> Flex-9 was as close to Unix as you could get at the time on an eight
> bit processor. My "console" was a Hazeltine model 1500 green screen
> terminal and my printer was a Teletype Model 35 RO. From there I got
> into building XT clones from parts and stayed with them for a number
> of years.
So did I, but most often there wasn't any MickySoft on them. ;)
> I also ran bulletin boards. Opus, Fido, a home brew version written
> in Turbo Pascal and a multi line Wildcat system. I can't figure out
> now where and how I found the time! :-)
Hehehehehe......been there and got the t-shirt! ;) Fido was fun....the
OS/2 areas were very active. If you were there you might remember one
particular MickySoft shill who created quite a bit of "noise". I took
great pleasure from pointing out his out and out lies and distortions. I
still have a soft spot for OS/2, but Linux has long since surpassed it's
Remember: Ban-Control-Take Over are the hallmarks of the
"New" Democrats and old Communists so buy brass and lead
instead of gold. - Bob Roller
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