[rescue] Current collections...

Kevin Loch kloch at gurunet.net
Tue Apr 6 13:43:49 CDT 2004

Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> IIRC, the Compaqs went this way, more or less:
> Original:	PC in a box: 8086, some RAM, 2 FH 5.25" floppies, green-scale CGA
> Revised:	Ditto, except an HD replaced one of the floppies, i.e. an XT.
> II:		Smaller case, '286 CPU, 640K (might be 1 meg), 1 HH 5.25
> 		floppy, 10 MB pre-IDE (not MFM) HD.  Green-scale CGA.
> III:		Lunchbox formfactor, "plasma" amber CGA screen, '286.
> III-386:	Ditto except a '386.
> III-486:	Ditto except a '486.

Does anyone else remember the original Compaq TV commercials?

Two guys are sitting in a diner scribbling on napkins.
"It has to be versitile."
"With two disk drives" as he points to the scribbled
outline on the napkin.

I'd love to find a copy of that commercial.

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