Re: [midatlanticretro] Vintagecomputer.net Updates
Thanks. Once I get all of the back-logged items into my site, I
may very well add an article about cleaning vintage computers.
At Monday, 30 October 2006, you wrote:
>Bill,Your site always looks great. You have an amazing ability toclean up these old machines! An article on your techniques would
be nice.Jim----- Original Message ----From: B. Degnan <billdeg@degnanco.
com>To: email@example.comSent: Sunday, October 29,
2006 11:31:57 AMSubject: [midatlanticretro] Vintagecomputer.net
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> Hi -
>I have made a lot of updates to my web site, if you care to take a look
> >Old Byte and Kilobauds are full way outstuff. I have a lot more pictures
> Nice updates to your site!
>1) the California Computer System is a S-100 chassis (case, power
>supply, presumably motherboard) with non-CCS boards in it, such as the
>Jade Z80 card. The software to run that system will be defined by the
>cards inside of it, most notibly the floppy disk controller card. I
>don't know that you can "call" it a CCS "system" just because of the
>box. Many many S-100 systems consisted of variety of cards: that was
>the point of the S-100 bus. I've identified over *100* S-100
of the cards, etc. to still post. The CCS.
>2) The "particle counter" looks like a test instrument built around aYes it is a CBM 8296. more details
>Commodore business computer. Can you identify if it is in the
>Commodore "package" or case and is simply repainted; or if the CBM
>computer was "re-packaged" in a different case? It's interesting to
>see either way.
>3) The Volscan article on your page is interesting. I don't know whatI received a lot of info from the web on the Volscan. I am glad to have
>is the earliest "light pens" or "light gun" as the article described.
>You might do a patent search. CRT's go back to the early 20th
>century, but electronics to interpret a LIGHT signal from them would
>be later. And "computers" with devices to combine visual feedback with
>mechanical adjustment are at least as old as the Norman (sic?)
>bombsight of WWII, which was a mechanical computer.
written about it. Thanks for the feedback.