Posted by John Behle on November 24, 1999 at 11:39:48:
People used to “OOW! and AHH!” when they saw my model4p. One of the first portables. I guess I have a hard time throwing it out because it survived my fire and I developed my original newsletters and software on it.
I was pretty high tech back then. Wrote the text in “scripsit”, put it on a floppy. Used a special program that actually formatted an IBM disk, put the file on the IBM disk, took it to the University, for some reason loaded it into an IBM and reformatted it somehow, took it to the computer center where they had an FT100 attached to a Mac and it read the IBM disk, formatted it in “Word” on the Mac and used their high quality dot matrix printer, then took did some cut and paste, took it to a printer and actually had a newsletter.
Pretty slick huh?
I still have such an aversion to deadlines due to that, that I haven’t published a newsletter for several years.
Besides, some day I’m going to boot that speed demon up just for the games. I like some of them better than all the high tech they have today. Maybe I’ll find an old tape and tape recorder and load up my favorite chess game. That’s why I bought my first computer anyway. I was looking at this wierd thing in the Radio Shack store (Model 1 - 1978) and it beat me in chess. I bought it, took it home and played it until it begged for mercy.