@foozmeat it is a small (for the era) power supply indeed, this whole thing is very compact for an XT clone. the keyboard is wider than the case
Here's a commercial for this computer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1Av5ypVu8E
writing down all my projects here so I don't forget:
bought an XT clone, need to figure out a CGA video solution
ordered stuff to make an AVR "microcomputer", looking forward to messing with NTSC video output
trying to track a specific piece of clip art called "phonefem", from print shop deluxe for DOS. so far it's refused to work in either wine, or on a pentium thinkpad that I have. might be a job for the XT once I have it working
I found another piece of writing presented as a Hypercard stack, and I can't help but draw an at least superficial comparison between these stacks' formats and today's e-readers, what with both being monochrome and somewhere lower resolution than standard computer screens https://archive.org/details/hypercard_the-hacker-crackdown-2
Someone asked me what Hypercard is, and I struggled to find a good way to describe why it was so empowering. The thing I missed is that everyone's connection was personal, subjective.
My experience was a tool to make small games and bits of juvenile art, mostly at a computer camp over the summer. This author described using Hypercard for writing professionally: https://archive.org/details/hypercard_writing-with-hypercard
@derek Its an early Contron / ITW Licon keyboard from the early 1970s - a real find.
The 55-5000xx which I can't quite read will tell you what it was for. Not a layout I've ever seen documented though.
@derek searching the licon number turned up a catalog for ITW Switches, which started out as the Licon division of Illinois Tool Works. page iv
@derek This is new to me too so I’m very curious if anyone can ID this. It has partial features of a 3270, but home key side is very different
I’m guessing it’s industrial because the patent number linked to “George C. Devol”
If that’s the same George Devol who made Unimate’s first robotic arm, an industrial control system makes sense
@kmckaig did that, nothing came up, weirdly
@icedquinn nah, digging deeper it looks like something related to an IBM 3270-series terminal
When I talk to other people I know who like to get old machines, a lot of them have no intention to do a specific task with them, really just want to have them for the sake of having them. I played simcity classic in OS9 on a g3 ibook on my couch for hours tonight so you can guess my feelings on that perspective