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

Jonathan Groll lists at groll.co.za
Wed May 1 13:06:21 CDT 2013

On Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:17:28 -0400, Phil Stracchino <alaric at metrocast.net> wrote:
> First computer I worked on:  PDP-10 and PDP-11/70 linked by a custom
> interface, at Hatfield Polytechnic
> First computer I used at home:  HP-150 Touchscreen portable PC
> First computer I personally owned:  10MHz Wyse 80286
> Oldest computer I worked on:  NCR-Burroughs 8100, paper tape and core
> memory, programmed in ALGOL 60
> Weirdest machine I worked on:  Custom microprocessor with a 14-bit word
> length.  Why 14-bit?  God only knows.  Somebody evidently thought it
> made sense.  Can't say any more about it than that.
> Most-expensive-when-new machine I've personally owned:  Sun Ultra
> Enterprise 3000.

One computer that I think back on fondly of was my Sinclair ZX80 (not
81). Loved that it came with a fat manual of greater than 100 pages.
But then again, that was the age of well written manuals. Pic of an
advert for it:


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