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Re: [midatlanticretro] Unibus or Q-Bus Systems?

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  • Cory Smelosky
    ... I wonder what weird AT&T machines my grandfather would remember... ... -- Cory Smelosky http://gewt.net/ Personal stuff http://gimme-sympathy.org
    Message 1 of 42 , May 3, 2013
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      On Fri, 3 May 2013, Dave McGuire wrote:

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      > On 05/03/2013 03:27 PM, Vince Fleming wrote:
      >> One did have a touch screen - I wrote a prototype app for 911 call
      >> processing at Bellcore around 1984 that used the touch screen. It only
      >> recognized touch "spots" - little death stars that you placed on the
      >> screen. Touch a death star and it could be acted upon programmatically.
      >
      > Oh, but that does sound lovely! Too bad that didn't make it out into the wild.
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      >> I thought it was a 7300 unixpc, but that was 30 years ago...
      >
      > It wouldn't surprise me. AT&T used quite a number of those machines
      > internally, despite not having actually built them. The computer store I
      > worked in actually *sold* a great many of those "AT&T" machines to AT&T!
      >

      I wonder what weird AT&T machines my grandfather would remember...

      > -Dave
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    • Dave McGuire
      ... I don t blame them! Great stuff. ... That s actually a reasonable business model for a company the size of AT&T. ;) -Dave -- Dave McGuire, AK4HZ New
      Message 42 of 42 , May 3, 2013
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        On 05/03/2013 08:05 PM, Vince Fleming wrote:
        > They were really popular with managers at Bell Labs and other areas of
        > AT&T - I remember my manager at AT&T International had one around 1997,
        > too. Many managers had them.

        I don't blame them! Great stuff.

        > It would be typical that AT&T would design something and they be the only
        > ones that ever bought them. :)

        That's actually a reasonable business model for a company the size of AT&T. ;)

        -Dave

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        Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
        New Kensington, PA
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