IBM PC and XT IS vintage (was: Debatably OT: Home needed for a IBM XT Clone)
- At 05:45 AM 4/1/2007 +0000, you wrote:
>At the risk of introducing an off-topic msg, but since I'd hate toScott,
>Working IBM XT PC Clone I received from a freecycler. There's no name
>plate or model number on the case(!). Without dis-assembling the
>guts, I see no manufacturer name. That is, except on the Leadman 150W
>(wow!) power supply.
>30+MB hardrive Model ST-238R (I believe is Seagate)
>Qty 2, 5.25 floppy drives (each 1/2 height)
>CGA adapter (its marked "VIP". Is that a brand?)
>Yellow phosphor monochrome CGA Samsung monitor
An XT Clone is ON topic. I already have too many of these kinds of systems
myself, but I hope someone takes up your offer. It's very useful to have a
5 1/4" disk IBM-format system on hand, and a clone is nice because you
don't have to risk damaging a brand-name box. Install a 720K 3.5" drive
and you have a bridge between old and new.
Further, I believe that IBM PC and XT is overlookedas an important vintage
computer. The PC is one of the top 5 most important microcomputers in the
era 1974-86, or any time for that matter..It would be apt if someone
exhibited an IBM PC (or clone) at VCF this year. You can review the past
VCF's and note the under-representation of the IBM PC from the list of
exhibits...an easy exhibit for someone new to VCF.