Re: Linux box needs ethernet connection to router/web/LAN
I never took "bubble memory" seriously, though there was a fine project Dennis wrote up. Couldn't afford it
at the time, by the time I could the parts were ancient history and even more expensive, hard drives were
faster and cheaper (Tandy didn't pay their tech support all that much).
If that was a primary drive you gave to the vivisectionists, you will get a kiloyear per megabyte extra in
Purgatory. While secondary drives are easy to build from scratch, the primary drives contained the
control circuitry. The adapter card, whether for T6k or Coco, was just something to present a Mod 3/4 bus to
the controller in the primary HD case. Those of us with systems that prefer those (Mod 16, Mod 1, Mod 4 &cet)
want them alive.
Donating a Tandy primary drive to an electronics school is like donating a laughing child to a veterinary asylum.
Ward Griffiths wdg3rd@...
The reason folks don't think of installing Windows as a painful experience is roughly the same reason men
don't think of childbirth as a painful experience. Mike, http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/03/30/letters_3003/
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> I remember the ''bubble memory'' thingie... and the multi thousand
> dollar 5 and 10 megabyte hard drives - donated a tandy 5 megabyte to an
> electronics school some while back - should have kept that sucker -r
> > You and I (plus a few folks on classiccmp) may be the only ones around
> > who remember when hard storage for microcomputers was well over a
> > kilobuck per megabyte (and let's not discuss the price of volatile
> > memory). There are others who _would_ remember, but Alzheimers is a
> > pernicious thing.