Donor: Brian Ostrom and Maureen Mucha
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Not the original IBM PC, but the next best thing. This
XT has 512K RAM. The goodly sized box on its left is a 20
meg hard drive. The monitor is wonderfully sharp! An
oldie but a goodie! The original owners had this to say:
We bought the XT in 1982 or 1983, our first PC, an
upgrade from a dumb terminal that we used for word
processing -- we did that by connecting to a STAR
minicomputer in downtown Lansing via an $1200 1200
baud modem (which was bigger than the 20 meg hard
drive on the XT).
Along with the XT, we bought one of the worst Okidata printers and
a brand new word processing program, which the
salesman confidently told us was "destined to be
the best" -- Wordperfect! Probably one of the
few times in our lives we made the best choice!
For more information on this relic, including current
uses, check out the CLONES
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