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12-17-2017, 01:52 PM (This post was last modified: 12-17-2017 02:50 PM by rprosperi.)
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RE: strange programmable on ebay
Sharp sold a LOT of PC-1270 machines through a healthy set of VARs for many different applications, though most were financial and insurance related.

Though some small companies actually developed on the 1270's larger programmable brother machines, most of the larger programs were developed on PCs using BASIC "compilers" (actually tokenizers) that created the token code which then was loaded into RAM cards, and eventually custom-made EPROM cards.

Many thousands of these devices are still in use today, and at least one of the companies that made those tools (and wrote applications for less technical customers) is still supporting some of those customers today.

I am not aware of any pocket computer made or sold in qtys as large as the 1270, despite its simple and basic appearance.

Edit: The interesting part of the auction listing is the included WiFi PCMCIA Card. I wonder if the seller thinks it's really part of the Cattleman's Calculator or just threw it in to be funny....

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strange programmable on ebay - d b - 12-17-2017, 05:45 AM
RE: strange programmable on ebay - badaze - 12-17-2017, 08:02 AM
RE: strange programmable on ebay - rprosperi - 12-17-2017 01:52 PM

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