[ale] OT: For hardware junkies

Jim Kinney jim.kinney at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 08:16:04 EST 2020

I had an NEC cp/m laptop. Really nice keyboard.

On November 6, 2020 3:49:50 AM EST, Steve Litt via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>On Thu, 5 Nov 2020 20:09:20 -0500
>"SpaXpert, Inc. via Ale" <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>> I was hoping for some old cp/m portables, like kaypro, osborne etc...
>> Loved seeing the old serial terminals though, but they were not
>> documented much.  Self taught 8080 assembly lang on a kaypro 2x in
>> the early 80's. Was an awesome machine with wordstar and a packaged
>> daisy wheel printer. Cost over $2k back then new.
>> Jeez, I'm dating myself too much.
>Nonsense. If you don't have a wife or girlfriend, by all means date
>yourself. :-)
>Seriously, I had a Kaypro 2x with two floppies and the same daisy wheel
>printer (Juki). I didn't learn 8080 assembler, but with Turbo Pascal
>2.0 I could make that machine do almost anything. And yes, Wordstar,
>and the sweetest keyboard I've ever used. It was luggable, so I could
>bring it to my girlfriend's house (when I wasn't dating myself) and
>work there. There were even rudimentary graphics.
>I used that machine to create a 100 page thesis for my Systems Analysis
>class. It was based on my work at a company called Medi-Sec. A very
>cool thing was that I put a graphical imitation of Medi-Sec's logo at
>the upper left of each page. I did that by printing the the logos on
>all the pages, then printing the text on those same pages.
>Steve Litt 
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