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Filename File Size Date Created Last Modified  
17_idx.txt 16049 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
80MCRO.LTR 2793 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    Copy of a letter to the editor I sent to 80 Micro protesting their treatment of non-MS-DOS Tandy owners, and laptoppers in general, such as dropping laptop coverage without notifying us and not telling anyone how to cancel their subscriptions when 80 Micro went MS-DOS only.  
ACCESS.HIS 3005 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    Here's a look at the difference between Public Access and the forum's ACCESS data libraries, transcribed from a message on the forum 3/1/87.  
AIHEAV.EN 2268 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    Text file re the potential of future sentient AI  
BRAIN.THD 2268 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    This set of messages starts up where the thread FUTURE.THD left off, under the topic "Laptop Brain Drain". Views on the impact of the upcoming Tandy MS-DOS laptop on the future of the Kyocera (M100/102/200) are presented. This is not the first THD file on this, nor the last. After reading this one (and FUTURE.THD), tell us what you think. That's what a "Soapbox" is for!  
FACES.TXT 905 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    This is an text file which relates to the ongoing discussion of personal logos.  
FUTURE.THD 7430 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    The future of the Model 100 family is always of interest to members of this Forum. A recent thread in the IBMHW Forum started with the premise that the soon-to-be-released Toshiba T1000 will "kill the Model 100". Doubtful -- but clearly machines which approach the Model 100/102 in weight and size, with much more power, are on the way. These messages discuss the future of the Model 100.  
FYI.THD 7518 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    Scott Schad has a great money-saving idea. Hmmm...or is he just pulling our legs? It's called Acronymn City or Alphabet Soup. Whatever. I'm OK with FYI and BTW -- and even RSN. But some of the shorthand in this THD file is really mind boggling (POOSSLQ??). It is archived here just FYI.  
HALLOW.BA 1039 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    A FILE OF HALLOWEEN IDEAS THAT DON'T USE MUCH MONEY A FILE OF HALLOWEEN IDEAS THAT YOU CAN DO WITH LITTLE MONEY/EXIT  
KOOSH.TXT 4470 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    The story of the Army private who developed the first working model of the Top-Secret Koosh.  
LUST.PRJ 4787 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    A textual article on a project in which I am involved; It describes a novel and VERY exciting use of the Model 100/102 computer in Remote Monitoring Applications. :-)  
NAUGA.THD 11140 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    How one man's quest for portable computing developed into a crusade on behalf of neglected, downtrodden Naugas wherever you might find them. (The only thing you'll learn from this thread is that the inmates are running this asylum -- and doing it very well, thank you.)  
NEWROM.THD 14177 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    Talks in general terms about designing a new ROM for the M100/102 -- either to replace the current chip, or to work in the optROM socket. Describes some difficulties in re-tooling current software to run from an optROM, and gives some insight on how Mike Nugent fixed the notorious M100 date bug. This thread is high on idea content, a little sparse on technical detail.  
NTBOOK.THD 9732 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    Have you ever been bugged by those who refer to the Model 100 as a "notebook", rather than the highly-respected(?) appellation "laptop"? Did you ever wonder why the Model 100 has been referred to as a "MEWS"? No?? Ah, come on -- get with the program, and read on!  
NUNTBK.WNT 9122 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    What one user would like to see as a notebook computer to replace the Mod 100 he has used for 5 years now. Uploaded in the hope of starting a dialog that will influence future development by Tandy? NEC? Well - what do you think?? Dave Rowell PD?.LTR Letter to Portable 100 magazine, published in Jan 1989 issue. Relates to Thomas Quindry's distribution of "public domain" software. See, also QINDRY.LTR in this Lib.  
PD-.TXT 2521 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
   Letter to Portable 100 magazine, published in Jan 1989 issue. Relates to Thomas Quindry's distribution of "public domain" software. See, also QINDRY.LTR in this Lib. 
PICOLF.ED 1517 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    Copy of a letter to the editor I sent to Pico regarding potentially dangerous errors in an otherwise interesting printer control article.  
PREZ.THD 7104 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    The contest entry USA.100 (DL14) has led to speculation and "infotrivia" about who was the first "president". This file captures early messages re USA.100 and the following "Soapbox" discussions.  
PRISON.THD 12775 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    This set of messages relates to the curtailment of a prisoner's "right" to use a computer. Most fascinating is the difference between the original message reporting the incident, and another account with more data farther down the thread. There is a moral here, somewhere!  
QINDRY.LTR 11992 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    In the November 88 and January 89 issues of Portable 100, Thomas Quindry has stated his intent to distribute public domain and shareware program disks, which will include copyrighted programs which do not indicate that further distribution is not permitted. This is a serious violation of Copyright Law, and this file is a copy of the letter I have sent him, responding to his request for comment. Please advise me of your own feelings on the matter.  
QINDRY.REP 14080 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    Thomas Quindry's mail response to my five-page letter discussing his plans to distribute "public domain, shareware, and copyrighted programs" via mail order. (See file QINDRY.LTR in Lib. 17) 2/24/89 Tony Anderson  
QNDRY.ARC 57866 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    This is the five QNDRYn.THD files in MS-DOS ARC form. Use ARC/ARCE to de-ARC on your PC.  
QNDRY1.THD 23649 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    This is a very long thread, on the general topic of software copyrights, what is public domain (and not) and ethics in the area of software distribution. A number of strong views and positions are expressed; in fact this is likely the most heated THD here. Total thread is several files; see first messages in QNDRY1.THD for background.  
QNDRY2.THD 23688 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    This is a very long thread, on the general topic of software copyrights, what is public domain (and not) and ethics in the area of software distribution. A number of strong views and positions are expressed; in fact this is likely the most heated THD here. Total thread is several files; see first messages in QNDRY1.THD for background.  
QNDRY3.THD 22634 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    This is a very long thread, on the general topic of software copyrights, what is public domain (and not) and ethics in the area of software distribution. A number of strong views and positions are expressed; in fact this is likely the most heated THD here. Total thread is several files; see first messages in QNDRY1.THD for background.  
QNDRY4.THD 23662 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    This is a very long thread, on the general topic of software copyrights, what is public domain (and not) and ethics in the area of software distribution. A number of strong views and positions are expressed; in fact this is likely the most heated THD here. Total thread is several files; see first messages in QNDRY1.THD for background.  
QNDRY5.THD 19582 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    This is a very long thread, on the general topic of software copyrights, what is public domain (and not) and ethics in the area of software distribution. A number of strong views and positions are expressed; in fact this is likely the most heated THD here. Total thread is several files; see first messages in QNDRY1.THD for background.  
QUOTE.THD 1397 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    Occasionally there are some quotable statements in the Forum message base which, while not fitting into a memorable thread, are too choice to let scroll off. This file is a collection of selected "one-liners" from M100SIG messages. It will be updated as material becomes available. This is only the beginning; put your best in a message (relevent or not!) and we will immortalize it!  
RADS.THD 10947 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    This thread consists of a thoughtful series of messages on the subjects "European Radiation" and "Radiation & Media", stretching over a one week period - many from Thom Hartmann, a long-time member who is currently on the scene. Food for thought, both in terms of the true post-Chernobyl radiation in Europe and media news reporting quality and objectivity.  
SMILEY.TXT 9342 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    SMILEYS for your messages from APRANET  
SOAPBX.THD 4900 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    Here they are, immortalized for all time -- the messages marking the beginning the infamous "Soapbox" area of the Model 100 Forum. In later years we can say "We wuz there"!  
T3000.THD 6786 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    This thread addresses advertising practices, with Tandy's advertising of the Tandy 3000 as "OS/2 Ready" taken to task by one of our more active members. There is some interesting give-and-take on what is fair and normal in advertising. I remain a skeptic -- still trying to collect on one of my many "lifetime guarantees" (well it died, so the guarantee is void, isn't it?).  
TELE.WRE 2458 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    For your information: An interesting new concept in the telemarketing aspects of shareware, which is developing in a thread in the IBMCOM forum.  
TERA.THD 5227 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    This thread started out as a discussion of PICO magazine. Then, one user decided (reason unknown!) to define what "pico" means. Eventually, the messages centered on mathematical whimsy. I saved and posted this thread at the special request of Denny Thomas [see the last message] -- perhaps so he can study it in depth at a later date!  
TOSH.THD 10877 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    Toshiba Machines, a 51%-held subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, was recently revealed to have sold technology (precision, computer-controlled machine tools) to the Soviet Union which damages our national defense position. This thread presents two different viewpoints of what our government's response should be (Wayne's and Phil's).  
TRS-MX.THD 1095 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    Truly deserving of archiving, these messages identify Tandy's role in our national defense  
USERS.001 18098 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    Users profiles from the March/April 1987 premiere issue of LAPTOP USER magazine -- includes some names familiar to M100SIG members. Reproduced here by permission.  
WHATS.THT 2120 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    Common sayings obscured by excess verbage... See how many you can figure out. Contact Jon Olson (75046,2325) if you get stumped.  
WHY100.DOC 5927 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM 1/28/2020 1:14:46 PM  
    The Model 100 community has been good and bad to me by turns. This text file contains the only public account of the final chapter in the Laptop User story, plus the unlikely reasons I, of all people, still use my battered old Model 100. LIB 17 - The Soapbox  




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