Re: Last Request: HHGttG Manual in PDF or something
> Brian Cirulnick wrote:something,
> > As for a PC with VGA out, I have an IBM PS/2 3630(????) or
> > which is a 386 16mhz micro-channel tower with a whopping 2 MB ofram.
> > And it weighs a lot. (3.5 inch floppy only)--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Sridhar Ayengar
> That's probably an 8580.World's
> I once held a Jeep aloft with four of them and took a picture.
> stongest plastic.-------
Yeppers, that's the one. Built to survive a nuclear war. I'd love to
hack in a modern motherboard, but use the original power supply, and
then make that my main PC.
I'd never again use anything else, just out of sheer coolness.
I just need to find the free time for such a project. In the
meantime, the damn thing gets to hold up boxes my cats sleep on.
- I have a vintage DOS box, two infact both 8088's. One is an original
IBM but it will only take the smallist cards on its bus. I believe
they only had eight bit input and output. The other is later, an ACER
On Sun, 31 Aug 2008, Jim Scheef wrote:
> Do you have a "vintage looking DOSbox"? I may have a VGA display card that would work. Let me know and I'll start digging.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Joe Giliberti <Starbase89@...>
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> Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2008 10:20:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Last Request: HHGttG Manual in PDF or something
> I'm also on the lookout for a vintage looking DOSbox that has a VGA out so I can hookup to my 22" monitor. Otherwise I'll end up using a 90's Dell. *makes sound of disgust*
> On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 10:17 PM, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:
> Another good move. Sometimes wide ideas are good exhibits; other
> times it's brilliant to focus on just one thing.
> personally have very fond childhood memories of playing H2G2 on my
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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Joe Giliberti
> Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2008 10:12 PM
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> Subject: [midatlanticretro] Last Request: HHGttG Manual in PDF or something
> I've decided to focus my exhibit solely on the HHGttG text adventure, as I believe it to be the most widely recognized. It will make it a lot easier as far as displays and computers. I am looking for the manual, preferably in PDF or another digital doc, for the game.
- "Brian Cirulnick" <techrat@...> wrote:
> As for the CP/M versus DOS debate, I doubt anyone here actually *likes*I understand your point about relative mistakes. Can you understand a
> Bill Gates... But, to quote someone else, the reason Microsoft is
> successful and other characters/companies in the history of computers
> have failed is because those guys made more mistakes than Microsoft did.
> Building a better mousetrap doesn't really mean the world will beat a
> path to your door. Didn't anyone here ever see the movie "Tucker"?
> Brian C.
point about relative "failure"? Gary Kildall's company was started on
a kitchen table with his wife in 1975. In 1990 it was sold to Novell
for $150 MILLION dollars - that's $250M in today's dollars. Explain to
me how that is a "failure"? Only to those who measure success in the
billions of dollars.
But that point aside, CP/M *mattered* in its time and place. That time
was not just a few years on the IMSAI, Kaypro, Osborne; but as part of
a line of products. It and products of the era, set the stage where
IBM - and Microsoft - "succeeded". History is like that. I think that
makes history worth studying, worth preserving.