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16423Re: [midatlanticretro] historical? - Zenith minisPORT laptop

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  • Bill Degnan
    Mar 5, 2010
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      -------- Original Message --------
      > From: "Bryan Pope" <bryan.pope@...>
      > Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 1:08 PM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] historical? - Zenith minisPORT laptop
      > On 3/5/2010 12:43 PM, Evan Koblentz wrote:
      > > Just because something is a mutant doesn't make it historic. If some
      > > kid is born with 19 arms, that doesn't make him an important part of
      > > human evolutionary history.
      > >
      > > In a many centuries from now, Bill Degnan the 19th will post to a list
      > > and write, "But that kid was the only one with 19 arms! I don't know
      > > any others. I best blog about it...." :)
      > >
      > But in the VHS vs Beta war, wasn't Beta important? This laptop was
      > trying to go up against the 3 1/2" disk. Beta lost even though it has
      > better quality video. This lost even though it could hold more data.

      But that was not my point.

      I was saying, IF this system were historic, it's not because it's a mini
      laptop as Jim Sheef said. It's no smaller than others of it's day. The
      only thing that could possibly make this a minor footnote in history is the
      fact that it had the 2" drives.

      My original question, which I believe has been answered, is - Is that
      enough to be "historic" / "vintage". It's from 1989/90 so it's on the
      fence years-wise in our context.

      Side note - the 2" drive had more capacity than the 3.5 disk, despite what
      they say in Wikipedia. I tested the drive myself, it's 812K.

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