A Short Story about SCSI

Back in 1991, I had a lot of SCSI equipment for my Mac. SCSI was fast for the day, but it was also finicky. You could daisy chain devices, but the chain always had to end with a terminator. I had two Syquest drives, which were 40 megabyte removable hard drives(!), an Apple flatbed scanner,… Continue reading A Short Story about SCSI

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A Short Story about Macs

We used a wide variety of computers at The Voyager Company. One of those was a Macintosh Iici, which was used in the art department. The computer started crashing one day while doing random tasks. The folks using the machine tried the various tricks of the day, such as fixing the disk, removing extraneous “inits”… Continue reading A Short Story about Macs

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A Short Story about CD-ROMs

Back in 1989 we (The Voyager Company) released Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on floppy disk with an audio CD. The software played sections of the symphony on the CD as the user clicked buttons or navigated the stack. It was awesome! Later, we were working on version 2 which was super fancy in that we were… Continue reading A Short Story about CD-ROMs

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