Well stated and I concur.

    On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎February‎ ‎14‎, ‎2018‎ ‎04‎:‎27‎:‎57‎ ‎PM, Frederick 
Whitaker <rrtfw6...@charter.net> wrote:  
 I remember the club members wanting to expand the Model 100's so that it 
can work more efficiently, and provide externals that assist in doing 
that. The DVI made it a little like a desktop computer. The external 
Disk Drives made it possible to store files on disks so that they could 
be accessed later.

In recent years the REX, NADSBOX, Quattro, and other things have appeared.

What fascinates me about the projects that are being suggested today is 
that they are way beyond the innate capacity of the Model "T". Why are 
we not writing programs for the Model "T" anymore? Why are we trying to 
mimic the contemporary Desk Top Computer? Why are we not writing 
assembly programs for it?

I get the idea that many of the club members see it as a novelty, rather 
than a genuine computer. It was the first of its kind. For many years it 
was used to write newspaper articles and send them over the phone lines 
to the publisher. It was used for controlling devices; like entry gates, 
lights, and other things. Until recently it was used for controlling 
traffic lights in Greenville, South Carolina. It is a genuine computer.

Are we not interested in writing programs for it anymore? Do we only 
take it out to write an article, or take notes? Is it no longer 
interesting in itself?

I miss DOS, and command line Linux, but I no longer have machines that 
give me access to DOS, and with all the programs already available for 
Linux I am no longer motivated to work at the command level.

It is noteworthy that there is still interest in the Model "T", but more 
work could be accomplished if each of us stuck with one project at a 
time. I miss Dave?

Fred Whitaker

On 2/14/2018 2:20 PM, John R. Hogerhuis wrote:
> Can we lower the temperature a bit?
> We're all long time members of Club100. No need to get adversarial 
> over tech questions / ideas.
> -- John.


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