[geeks] Software Bloat
Joshua D Boyd
geeks at sunhelp.org
Mon Dec 17 21:31:58 CST 2001
On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 02:45:18PM -0800, Ken Hansen wrote:
> Do you remember timing your instructions so that the
> read/write head on the DRUM memory was positioned over
> the right spot when the calculation was done?
> How about playing music by placing an AM radio next to
> the computer keyboard/system unit of a TRS-80 Model 1
> (which reminds me, whant about those "worlds first
> zero-footprint PC" ads in the PC press - Look ma, the
> whole system is in the keyboard! Amazing! World's
> first my ass!")
> Did you ever have to make an EBCDIC <-> ASCII
> converter using only one IC and power?
> Can you remember reading Don Lancasters TV Typewriter
> Cookbook, and dreaming you had a computer that you
> could hook one up to?
> How about playing the software "floppy" records with
> the software from the latest Kilobaud magazine into
> your Altair over the cassette interface board?
> Whee, I need to sit down for a minute, this has me all
> tired out...
How about scanning in programs sent out as bar codes? I've passed quite a few
hours doing that.
Joshua D. Boyd
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