Hardware of Yore

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  1. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I thought the Supersport came after the Z181 which I purchased in 1988. The historic documents suggest that it was the other way around but they list the Z181 as launching in 1993. No way. I started the student purchase program for my law school with Zenith Data Systems in 1987. I was waiting for the Z181 to be released. It came in '88. I kept it until the mid-1990s when I decided I could no longer live without a hard drive.
     
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  2. Shizaru

    Shizaru Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Honestly I can't remember exactly and you may be right, my memory is telling me it was either 8086 or 8088, I would have to track down some old spec sheets to see how wrong I am. Goldfish are reputed to have a better memory retention than I have, and age isn't making the situation any better.
     
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  3. sonichedgehog360

    sonichedgehog360 Editor-in-Chief of TechAndTiny Senior Member

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    I just saw this funny meme while casually browsing the web:

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  4. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Old Steve was a heck of a salesman

     
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    stoneseeker Animator and Art Director Senior Member

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    my wife found really old textbooks and children encyclopedias from the 50's and I saw this little gem:
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    I feel like it belongs here..? I got a chuckle.
     
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