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P > POLYMORPHIC  > POLY 88


 

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Thursday 12th September 2013
Edward W. Jackson  (Missouri, USA)

In the late 70''s I paid almost four grand for this system, with a walnut cabinet for the floppy drive, processor! It was stolen from my Santa Barbara home, within two weeks...


Saturday 3rd March 2012
Robert Nind (Canada)

I have a Polly 88 that worked well. I did a lot of upgrades to it including adding dual 5-1/4 shugart floppy drives with North Star Controller. I later put the polly 88 boards into an Altair 8800 box so I could add more S-100 cards. I also converted games from the Sol-80 to run on the Polly 88. Star Trek and air traffic controller. i haven''t used it in years. I have 3 complete polly 88''s that probably still work.


Sunday 19th December 2010
Don Haywood (Colorado USA)

The Poly 88 was also available as a system 0. It included all of the basic components but without the mother board, memory or cabinet.

I built my own missing stuff and still have it.
DH


Wednesday 21st July 2004
zach (arkansas)

hmmmm,,me too,does eneyone know eney min computer emulation ?


Thursday 21st November 2002
Sam Wilson (bergen, norway)

Hmmm... I remember reading somewhere that the poly 88 was called the "micro-Altair" at some stage - the name was changed after MITs complained.





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