[rescue] Wanted - 3B2

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Tue Jul 8 07:09:59 CDT 2008

>From: Ethan O'Toole <ethan at 757tech.net>
>Date: 2008/07/07 Mon PM 11:50:15 EDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Wanted - 3B2

>> There was a mail-order house that had the AT&T 7300 and the Smart Suite of integrated software for sale, around $700 IIRC. It was very odd to see this "geeky" item in a mass-market mailer.
>> A year or two before I laid hands on a AT&T PC7300 (3B1) I remember reading about a single board computer that was rumoured to be coming soon, that had an on-board 68000-family CPU, RAM, serial ports and mass storage connectivity, along with a *nix-like OS for $695 - an amazing price at the time, but it never materialized. I remember thinking the 3B1 was a better deal at half the price, and as a complete system.
>Ah I didn't know the PC7300 was considered a 3B1... I think that was the 
>cool (to me) looking AT&T box that was known to not be PC compatible. I 
>believe there was one used as a prop on the Disney ride in the huge dome.

Carousel of Progress?

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKz6qdexetY

I think the last few scenes evolve to make them current...


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