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Re: [midatlanticretro] Vintage

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  • telmnstr@757.org
    ... SGI Cisco and Sun were all born in the same building. SGI founder Jim Clark thought they should go into PC video cards, but the board wanted to continue to
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 28, 2010
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      > Funny twist: did you all know that the Computer History Museum (the big
      > one in Calif.) is located in a former SGI building?

      SGI Cisco and Sun were all born in the same building. SGI founder Jim
      Clark thought they should go into PC video cards, but the board wanted to
      continue to rake it in on the expensive workstations that the gov't would
      buy (and some hollywood sales.)

      He left, and formed a company called Netscape.

      Lots of people thought that SGIs computers were all graphics workstations,
      when really many of the big systems just had a serial console. Challenge
      series by default had no graphics, nor Origin. There were some add ons to
      put graphics on them but they weren't ment for it.

      Still pretty cool systems. IRIS 1000 came on the scene around 1984.
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