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Old 10-29-2012, 06:12 PM   #21
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This is a stretch for "old brand names", but a fascinating story for those who like cars and electronics etc... Has to do with the way the brand name Motorola came about.
Car Radio, An Interesting Story - America in Uniform
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Remember the GeoWorks operating system? We used it back in 1990, before Windows and Microsoft were big names. It was a toss-up of whether to use Windows 3.0 or Geos/Geoworks, a pretty close parallel with the Graphic Interface...

We stuck with GEO until Microsoft offered Windows 3.11. The ultimate...
Yea, came in two version 8 bit/ 16 bit originally for commodre 64.

And then there was OS/2 and IBMs microchannel bus, both very good but didn't catch on.
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Where did those Stromberg-Carlson HiFi sets go to??
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Ah, Heathkit! I can still remember their catalog.

In my teenage years, I also used to spend countless hours thumbing through Allied Electronics catalogs, drooling over all the Hi-Fi, and electronics parts that were listed. Their brand name for electronics kits was Knight-Kit.

And that was before I came to this country. Allied later became or merged with RadioShack, I heard. There is an electronic distributor called Allied Electronics for industrial and commercial sales, but I do not know its relation to the old one that catered to hobbyists.

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Whatever happened to those 'Members Only' jackets that everyone wore at one time? I miss those.
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Do they still make Life Savers and Pez candy?
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Do they still make Life Savers and Pez candy?
Pez candy is still produced right up the road from me in West Haven, CT.
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Remember the GeoWorks operating system? We used it back in 1990, before Windows and Microsoft were big names. It was a toss-up of whether to use Windows 3.0 or Geos/Geoworks, a pretty close parallel with the Graphic Interface...

We stuck with GEO until Microsoft offered Windows 3.11. The ultimate...
I have a Commodore 128 and a copy of the Geos operating system, but the computer hasn't been plugged in for over a decade and I have no idea whether it still works or not. I have a couple of other old Commodores and a Vic 20, and some of the old books and magazines that were published with info about how to write your own programs for them. Reading the books and articles, I felt as if I almost understood how the programs worked! The days when I could even fool myself into thinking so are long gone! But I sometimes fantasize about writing a little program to control ventilation in a home greenhouse or something like that, if these oooold computers still work. There used to be all sorts of sensing equipment you could get for Commodore computers. I bet some of it is still available on Ebay.

For another computing oldie-but-goodie, does anyone else have fond memories of the Hypercard program for Macs? I still have a copy of that, too, and a computer capable of running it, but since Hypercard doesn't run under OS X, I doubt I will ever do anything significant with it.
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Whatever happened to those 'Members Only' jackets that everyone wore at one time? I miss those.
I still have one, still wear it.
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I still have one, still wear it.
me too...

I still have an ADAM computer...

...and about programming? ya almost had to... except for the built in Pong game, not much you could do without programming it yourself.

How about modems and going on to billboards, before Email existed...
The programming instructions for my Hayes 300 baud SmartModem were in a book in tiny print, and 54 pages long. Still remember the beeps, as the modem connected. Maybe 1986?

Ah me... subject was Brand Names... Adam.... Hayes....
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Mini computers, Digital, DEC, WANG, Apollo, PRIME

I liked PRIME, the OS was written in FORTRAN!
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