Date : Thu, 11 Jun 1992 19:49:00 GMT
From : email@example.com (Gregory J. Watson)
Subject: Re: Kaypro Liquidation
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Jim Frost)
>firstname.lastname@example.org (Gregory J. Watson) writes:
>> Oh well, my Kaypro II'83 is officially an orphan now, along
>>with our three other slightly younger Kaypros. A sad day.
>My machine has a brother in Chicago! I've got an '83 too. I used it
>regularly for word processing until buying a high-speed modem and
>finding out it couldn't sustain 2400bps communications, much less 9600
>or higher. I had to buy an actual MS-LOSS machine.
>The Kaypro has its place in my heart though, and occasionally makes a
>very nice stool.
Stool is one possibility, but since we have 2 II'83's and one
Kaypro 1, I was thinking of trying more along the lines of a coffee
table. The Kaypro XL we have is a PC compatible and is the wrong size
but also still in use. More seriously, if I upgrade my 386 (sorry,
but I still actually have MS-DOS versions of Perfect Writer, The Word
Plus, and a few other things on it :-) to a UNIX machine, I was thinking
of using the old Kaypros as terminals. My brother is still using one
of the II's for nearly all of his stuff.
I'm surprised you had speed problems on the serial port.
We've used ours at 9600 baud over a null modem link with no problems.
I felt rather insulted over the summer when my mother
suggested getting rid of the Kaypros (they actually reside in
Washington). To be precise, she asked: "Is there a museum which would