On 12/1/2016 2:22 AM, jim stephens wrote:
Very true, but didn't honestly think of that in context of the
thread, nor have I ever had any Digital Group stuff. And does any
Digital Group cause any injuries requiring orthopedic medical
attention when you are lifting it?
Only borderline, I think the total weight of the system box was around 40lbs. The
standard box was a little bigger than the Altair 8800, I think. Wider by about 10"
or so. I built a bunch of their kits when I was 17/18 before I went to college. Tried
to make my own chassis and P/S but finally had to give in and buy the dg one. I had a
2.5Mhz Z80a, 26kB ( 3x8k +2k on CPU board) memory, an audio cassette tape storage
interface and a Panasonic 12 (13"?) B/W TV cobbled into a surplus DEC VT52 style
case that I bought from that famous (in the 70's) surplus place in Massachusetts. Poly
Paks*? I can't remember the name.
I kind of wish I still had that system. But after college, I never was back
near home and eventually my parents asked if it was okay to sell it and I gave
them permission. someone packed it up and hauled it off. I hope it's still out
John H. Reinhardt
*Yes, Poly Paks. Found a discussion
I also bought an old vector display unit from then, there as an article in Byte
about turning one into a display and playing Space War on it. Never got it to
work though. Parents sold it off either when I was away in college or after I
graduated and wasn't at home.