Re: [midatlanticretro] WarGames
- Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...> writes:
>On 05/30/2013 09:51 PM, Brian Schenkenberger, VAXman- wrote:No but I do have a number of DECtalk units, so synthesizing Stephen Hawking
>>>>> - IMSAI = real, although somewhat anachronistic for a teen's
>>>>> bedroom in 1983
>>>> Honestly, I don't think so. The IMSAI would have been kind of old at
>>>> that point, sure - but the character of David Lightman was a hacker.
>>>> The set is put together well - even including a rack of little clear
>>>> plastic parts drawers, and the IMSAI has no top cover. By 1983, S100
>>>> hardware would have been relatively inexpensive and available used -
>>>> he could have put the system together far more cheaply than, say, a
>>>> new Apple or something. I think it was very believable from that
>>>> standpoint. I.e. - that a hobbyist would be running an S100 system in
>>>> an IMSAI chassis in 1983.
>>> I was, and we were fairly poor. (not DIRT poor, but we didn't have
>>> much spending money)
>>> And happily I still have that IMSAI chassis (loaded with non-IMSAI
>>> boards), and I just dusted it off a few days ago. I'll be building it
>>> up anew soon! Shortly it'll have Forth in ROM and some IDE drives.
>> How about a nice game of chess? :)
> I do have a Votrax Type-n-Talk box, and a Digitalker S-100 board. :-)
speaking is doable.
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