[Coco] 128k Bubble Memory
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Tue Jul 28 00:19:46 EDT 2009
On Monday 27 July 2009, Roger Merchberger wrote:
>Rumor has it that Ries, Rich (NY80) may have mentioned these words:
>> I just finished going through my copies of The Rainbow last weekend.
>>What a blast from the past! While I had drooled over a lot of the Green
>>Mountain Micro stuff, my dreams were greater than my wallet. That is to
>>say, "I woulda if I coulda, but I couldn't so I didn't."
>Ugh... that was me, too! I could _barely_ afford the magazines & enough
>hardware to "not suck" in the computing world. ;-)
>$400 floppy drives, $100 worth of 512K RAM (well, until the resin factory
>gesplodes 2 weeks later driving RAM back to $400/512K ;-) $139 for an
>operating system that doesn't suck... oh, wait, now you pay that for
There ARE other choices Roger, chief among them being linux. Todays os-9. and
its free to boot.
>Maybe the "good ol' days" didn't suck so bad after all!!! ;-)
>'course, now that I can afford a little more, things like "computers that
>last 20 years" and "operating systems that don't suck" aren't available any
>>(Can you imagine patching Windoze to improve it...
>Yea, it's called "Patch Tuesday." :-))
>Too bad they don't have a patch that turns it into OS-9.
Or better yet, dl a copy of mandriva-2009.1 and install that. I'll eventually
be using it instead of fedora 10 here.
>Roger "Merch" Merchberger
>P.S. Some [foolish, IMHO] people look up to Bill Gates... DB-K & Dr. Marty
>were always *my* heros when it came to computing. I couldn't afford what
>y'all (or anyone else) were selling at the time, but your contributions
>weren't lost on me - they drove me to continue in the computing realm
>instead of becoming a truck driver like my dad. (A noble field, and yes - I
>could drive a Freightliner @17 [over 2 lifetimes ago, it seems...] but
>unlike my dad, my life [or family] didn't depend on it.) Everything I've
>accomplished (employment by GM, a decade of self-employment, and beyond...)
>was driven by your unknowing encouragement.
>For that, you have my deepest thanks...
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