On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 19:42:30 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
I was remembering that Edlin would read disk sectors. A bit of research tells
me I need to do more research. I worked for IBM at the time, so used their
internal tools, so obviously misremembered Edlin incorrectly.
Yes I remember edlin but I would just as soon not. It was very clunky
I believe but it worked if one used it right.
Do you remember GEOS for Commodore 64? After you got it loaded there
wasn't a helluva lot of memory left to run your programs. A good many
people don't even believe that the Commodore 64 had a "Windows" like
OS but they did 'cause I had it. It came out in 1986 and was over-
priced at the time in my opinion. Mind you I didn't have an awful lot
of money to spend on computers and such at that time. Even dot matrix
printers sold for around the $300 to $500 mark in our neck of the
woods. Now you can get a reasonable ink-jet printer for as low as 50
or 60 dollars complete with ink cartridge(s). Thanks to the Chinese
computers and peripherals have never been so inexpensive.
Well Lum, I remember when the only computer peripheral we had was made
of wood and graphite and had a sharp pointy end which interfaced with
unbleached paper and could be manually manipulated in such a way as to
solve complex mathematical equations and such. Them was the days...I
remember them well.
On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 07:29:47 -0800, Roy wrote:
I used a word processor that ran on that. It accurately simulated a
manual typewriter by including all the sounds. You'd get:
bang bang bang bang bang bang ding bang bang click clang bang bang bang
bang bang bang
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