[rescue] long shot... anybody got a Gateway 486?

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Mon Apr 29 23:42:20 CDT 2013

On 29/04/13 10:55 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> First computer I used was a dial-up teletype ASR-33 (I think) with a 110 baud
> modem (the big tan one you shoved the handset into),

"Acoustic coupler". I think War Games starred one of these...


> connecting to, a 'public' machine at Lawrence Livermore Labs at Berkely around
> 1977.
> I remember reading Kilobyte, Byte, Dr. Dobbs Journal of Computer Calistenics
> and Orthodontia and anything else I could lay my hands on...
> I rode my bike to the Concord CA Byte Store frequently, but I spent much more
> time at Radio Shack w/ their TRS-80s...
> Never owned one.
> Lionel
> On Apr 29, 2013, at 7:50 PM, "Carl R. Friend"<crfriend at rcn.com>  wrote:
>>    On Mon, 29 Apr 2013, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>> Youngin's!
>>    That's a dangerous term sometimes, be careful.
>>    In my *very* early years, I got some limited time on a PDP-1
>> to play "Spacewar!" (How else would my elder aunt's then boyfriend
>> have impressed the youngster in tow?)
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