[rescue] Current collections...

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Tue Apr 6 11:56:04 CDT 2004

Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> Steve Sandau writes ...
>>Original Compaq "luggable"
> I have the later "AT in a suitcase" Compaq Portable II - 640K RAM, green CGA
> with special Compaq mode, etc.  The original 10 MB HD died in 1991, and it
> has a 80 MB SCSI drive now.
> As a consultant, I made a living with that machine for 3 years.

Maybe what I have is not one of the original ones then. I bought it in 
1987 or so (used). It has a green CGA-compatible monitor, 512K if not 
640K, and I remember that I had to spend $50 to upgrade the BIOS so it'd 
run DOS 5 later on. It had a 20M "hard card" that I still have. Right 
now it has a 20M MFM drive in it I think. Time to pull it out and see if 
it works.

Also time to pull out that Heathkit and see if anyone here knows 
anything about it. It belonged to my late boss, someone I admire 
greatly. It was his firct computer, and his wife thought I'd like it. I 
get misty-eyed just typing that...


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