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System 80 Videos

Postby nama on Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:09 pm

Now that my System 80 seems to be functioning 99% ok, I thought I'd make some videos of some software and post them on You Tube.

So far I only have one System 80 video up. It's the Dick Smith demo cassette that I got from Terry's site:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJiak7t6N-w

Hopefully more to come...

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Re: System 80 Videos

Postby tezza on Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:43 pm

Smiling Dick Smith. Ya gotta love it! :D
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Re: System 80 Videos

Postby Carcenomy on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:04 pm

I won't be able to sleep tonight now.
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Re: System 80 Videos

Postby tezza on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:14 pm

LOL!!

I talked to Dick Smith on the phone for about 40 mins when I was doing some research into the history of the System 80. He's quite a character. :)
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Re: System 80 Videos

Postby lizardb0y on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:36 am

I have a photo somewhere of a friend of mine and his VZ200 showing the "Disk Smith Face" demo at a Computer Expo held at the Forbury Raceway in Dunedin in the late 80s; 85, 86,87 ish I think. These were enthusiast lead expos, organised by Stan of the Central City Computer Interest Group. My friend and I did posters and other publicicty for the events.
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Re: System 80 Videos

Postby YetiSeti on Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:27 pm

It's much more exciting and mysterious when you have to wait for pictures to draw on the screen. The second picture started out looking about the same, showing the unbrushed hair style of Dick Smith but then it actually turned into a picture of Australia.
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Re: System 80 Videos

Postby tezza on Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:00 pm

YetiSeti wrote:It's much more exciting and mysterious when you have to wait for pictures to draw on the screen.


It was like when using 300 baud BBSs or online databases in the early days. Exciting and mysterious to see what the words would reveal as they slowly scrolled across the screen. Just far more organic somehow!
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