Dec 11th, 2009, 01:23 PM
Some background information on our beast of a computer: built-in screensaver, an advanced calculator with a paper tape and RPN, support for up to 2 megabytes of RAM, expansion slots, a numeric keypad, data corruption protection schemes such as block sparing, non-physical file names (with the ability to have multiple documents with the same name), and a larger higher resolution display.
Motorola 68000 CPU at a 5 MHz clock rate
1 MB RAM.
Two Apple FileWare 5¼ inch double-sided floppy disk drives
Wonder if we can play World of Warcraft on this thing.
Without further adieu, the pictures!
Dec 18th, 2009, 09:41 AM
WOW! That Rig deserves a commercial by Kevin Costner!
Dec 19th, 2009, 05:12 PM
Oh my god, sooo much horsepower. I dont think I would ever be able to beat that. :D
Feb 20th, 2010, 07:55 AM
That's it! I'm giving up my Kaypro to join this Apple thing!
Feb 20th, 2010, 08:01 AM
Yeah. I'm dumping the Osborne and getting on of those!!!
Hard to believe we wrote journal articles and books on two of these things. Still have one of them at the lab.
Feb 20th, 2010, 08:14 AM
I had a lot more screen real estate than you rgray.
Feb 20th, 2010, 08:33 AM
Don't I know it! From 2010 and Pages on my current MacBook (latest pride and joy) I have a hard time remembering how we ever got anything publishable out of that little screen, not to mention the old WordStar - all control codes for formatting - it took some imagination to translate that screen to an 8 1/2 x 11 page..... Ah, the good old days!
Feb 20th, 2010, 08:54 AM
My buddy had one of those - he got a lot of good use out of it to be sure. It was quite something when he fired up his humongous daisy-wheel printer and started printing a document - what a racket that thing made.
Feb 20th, 2010, 09:04 AM
I used the Kaypro to create typesetting codes for high resolution output. If you blew it even on one code number, you'd have 100 feet of photopaper output at one pica wide. What's interesting to me is that the typesetting codes were largely the same as basic HTML.
Mar 24th, 2010, 06:36 PM
Pretty sure that you could play Pong on the lisa at least