Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/03/19

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Subject: [Leica] First computer
From: marcsmall at (Marc James Small)
Date: Mon Mar 19 18:30:13 2007
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At 10:00 PM 3/19/2007, Slobodan Dimitrov wrote:
 >Oh, those! A friend of mine had one, or a model similar to it, from
 >Radio Shack. He was trying to write his thesis with it. Every time a
 >voltage hick-up occurred, he would loose everything he wrote. We
 >stayed away from him that summer. In retaliation, he managed to
 >switch the english department from PC to Macs.

That's odd, Slobodan.  The Trash-80's ran of 
Digital Research software, well before Gates came 
out with Microsoft.  Radio Shack was one of the 
last major computer companies to shift over to 
the PC system.  And Macs were still three or four 
years in the future at that time, though he might 
have convinced his department to hamper its folks 
by using the early Apple computers.

Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!

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