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Re: [midatlanticretro] the Datapoint 2200, smart terminal, dumb move

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  • B Degnan
    understatement ....but then I never thought I d be working on three Polymorphic Poly 88 s either, so.. Bill
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 8, 2011
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      understatement

      ....but then I never thought I'd be working on three Polymorphic Poly
      88's either, so..

      Bill

      At 01:46 PM 8/8/2011, you wrote:
      >No, Datapoint 2200 is super-rare.
      >
      >-----Original Message-----
      >From: "Jeff Jonas" <jeff_s_jonas@...>
      >Sender: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      >Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2011 17:44:38
      >To: <midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com>
      >Reply-To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [midatlanticretro] the Datapoint 2200, smart terminal, dumb move
      >
      >A fellow on the CP/M newsgroup posted some history I never knew: the
      >Intel 8008 chip was actually designed and proposed by a customer who
      >gave up on it (delivered too late for intended product). Despite
      >that, in June, 1970 a "smart terminal" grew into what was the first
      >PC, with modems, ARCnet and many peripherals. Do we have any?
      >
      >http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=596
      >
      >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datapoint_2200
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