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  • I think the validity of the blanket statement "...starting with 386 all computers became commodity hardware..." is weakening but still mostly true. There are many important historical computers of all eras, just as there was plenty of commodity hardware from the 8-bit era. What comes to mind in particular is the later commodity S-100 stuff. It's really more the fact that MARCH put...
    billdeg Mar 2
  • fantastic news. I will try to be one of the volunteers
    billdeg Feb 25
  • is there a page with rates, etc.?
    billdeg Feb 25
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  • I have a cat, computers, and a camera if you'd like a photo...do you really need one though, what you have is good enough.
    billdeg Feb 25
  • LET variable = formula is how HP Papertape BASIC is written, nothing about LETting a variable be a string. b
    billdeg Feb 23
  • Found it. The "A Pocket Guide to Hewlett-Packard Computers which has a section on HP BASIC Language at the end. There, they say in so many words that INPUT is for numerical input, nothing about strings. There is no examples with string variables. no x$ stuff at all. Did you try 40 INPUT X,Y ...and then try to enter a string for X or Y when prompted? I assume it'd bomb, but that...
    billdeg Feb 23
  • http://vintagecomputer.net/hp/2000A/
    billdeg Feb 23
  • I have been watching that one for 6 months. It ain't going anywhere.
    billdeg Feb 23
  • I don't know Jim, where he is located or anything about him, but I got this inquiry (below) If anyone has a board to sell Jim for his trophy wall, please reach out to him directly: b --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VintageComputer.net Inquiry Contact Information Name: Tim Email: Shadowbxmker...
    billdeg Feb 23
  • Not that a lot of us couldn't say the same, but I must have 50 different kinds of BBS software for all types of computer. I think it's all about the phone lines not the software. AS I said before the CBM BBS I gave Evan automatically runs from a CBM 1200b modem. Just boot with everything hooked up and you can start taking calls. If you attach a uIEC drive to it you'd have endless...
    billdeg Feb 22