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Re: SEMI-TECH: Luddite-Tech ;) - Memories of days gone by
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Subject: Re: SEMI-TECH: Luddite-Tech ;) - Memories of days gone by
From: Willie Barnett <wbradiolists@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2018 12:56:15 -0400
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Yeah, there was some part of the code that used an INTEGER variable (only 16 bits) for the "available disk space" calculation, which when it "rolled over" simply CRASHED the program. ;) (No error checking, sanity check, nothing. Give it a too-big disk, and "CLANK!") ;)

I think it was a great learning experience for me! :) Helped me get more familiar with how stuff worked on the PC (I was already very familiar with the Commodore 64) and how to solve problems in DOS. :)

Amazing to look at how FAR we've come in less than 30 years... a 12Mhz 16 bit CPU and 2 *MEGS* of RAM was a "great system" back then! LOL! :) Now... it's not even a doorstop. It's been recycled long ago! ;)

Willie...


On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 12:50 PM, Jon Foreman <Jon@ksgn.com> wrote:

That reminded me of when we bought an IBM AT computer with a 20 MB HD. It was also too big for WordStar. Wordstar was designed for the 10 MB drive on the IBM XT or floppies on the original PC.

 


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