[rescue] Current collections...
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
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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