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Old 09-13-2014, 08:16 AM   #1
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With all the world news, I missed the fact that Andrew Kay died two weeks ago. He founded Kaypro. In the '70s he designed the all-in-one Kaypro, a compact computer which competed with the standard set-up of separate devices connected by a tangle of cables.
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I remember those things! Kinda like the first Compaq "lugable"?
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Yep, that's it. Kaypro Pics
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O man . . I drug one of those monsters thru the Middle East and Europe for a year, only to have it confiscate by the UK customs guys . . cost an arm and a leg to get it back

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Yep, they were h-e-a-v-y. Still have my old IBM/PC 5155 "Portable" (barely luggable):

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Mathematical puzzle. Modem baud jumped from 110 to 300 (used with Kaypro). After that it always doubled 600, 1200, 2400, 4800 and the great almost impossible speed of the 9600 (I still use that for an old program data transfer). Why didn't it go to 220, 440, 880 etc.? Too much similarity to voltage?
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Interesting article. I didn't know the phone company use of modems sort of went back to the 1920s. The unit I'm on right now has a Conexant V.90 that was half fried by lightning.
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Ouch!

That "V.9x" also brings back some fond old memories.
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