Re: [midatlanticretro] historical? - Zenith minisPORT laptop
- I've been wondering if these two inch drives have any thing in common with the smallfloppies that Brother used even into the nineties in word processors and sewing machines.bs
--- On Fri, 3/5/10, Bill Degnan <billdeg@...> wrote:
From: Bill Degnan <billdeg@...>
Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] historical? - Zenith minisPORT laptop
Date: Friday, March 5, 2010, 1:17 PM
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> From: "Bryan Pope" <bryan.pope@comcast. net>
> 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.