Cybertronics and Other Antiquities
I'm trying desperately to get out of this old house in Kentucky and back to the Pacific Northwest, where, in addition to Shacktopus, there's a boat in my immediate future. I'm stuck in a time warp here...
A relic from the past just turned up in family archives: I published this catalog 30 years ago, during the heyday of my fledgling company called Cybertronics (I should have hung onto that trademark and grabbed the domain name when I had the chance!). The origins of my "Wordy" moniker are clear here; one of my customers sent me an 11x17 piece of paper with that monster sentence fully diagrammed, along with the scrawled note: "By God, it actually works!"
<creak> Yes, those were the days. On page 14, you could buy an Intel 8080 for only $50, and 2102 1Kx1 static RAMs were only $2.50 each! Let's see... if I have my math right, that means the 1 Gig of 32-bit RAM in this iMac G5 would cost just under $84 million if implemented in 2102 chips, not including packaging hardware. It would be slower too. And really hot.