Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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I have an 8086 with 8" floppy setting on a shelf near my desk. I was the second "home" computer that I got. First was a Sinclair, and prior to that a breadboard box that could play pong and be used as a calculator.
But nothing beats having an entire stack of punchcards, 12-14" high running through the box when one decides to jam 90% through your process.
Apple boxes are great for graphics and home use but since I made most of my living from 86-04 in the Corporate world, I stick with the 93% who use MS or UNIX based equipment.
And as for graphics, I was running Pagemaker, CorelDraw and digitizers on Windows 2.11 back in 88-89 without crashes or added latency so it can be done.
Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.