From: Bil Herd (bherd_at_ids-business.com)
Date: 2007-04-05 23:13:12
Not to mention some guy named Ted. The real crime here was the software later added top the Plus4 (with subsequent price tag). The system that has appeared from the past was what you might call "virginal", it was untainted by bored upper-middle management. As far as the banking, it was just some crude latching of data per an address decode, there is actually a story I tell about moving wires while in the suite waiting on K-mart with the head of International sales flipping out because someone took his reading glasses and oh yeah Talking Magic Desk... all due to a mistake made during PCB layout I can now recall Joe Cool as the reference to the code, I should be seeing Terry Ryan who wrote Basic for TED in the next week, I will have to see what he can remember. It would probably cause a brain infarction to try to remember some of the other names we called things back then. Regards, Bil Herd -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jim Brain Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 12:17 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: TED based motherboard Bil Herd wrote: > The main changes between old and new would be I/O. There would be the banking that was later the software swapping for the Plus4 applications (and Magic Desk, etc) Does anyone have more details on this? As I loathed the built-ins on the +4, I never paid much attention to them, but the engineering side of me wants to know what macgyverism was needed in this case to fulfill the "reduce parts" directive. I must say this archaeological "dig" has been very enlightening. It has all the choice pieces of a good novel: distinct locations mysterious origins cryptic information the sudden appearance of a long lost relative with much-needed information helpful friends with tools I suppose it's missing the love interest, but there's still time... Jim Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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