AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I love the text in that ad. Update to 512KB of "user memory"!? What can't I do with that!
I remember paying about $200 to upgrade from 256 KB to 1 MEG! That enabled me to load the entire MS-DOS operating system into a RAMDISK so that my computer would go faster. Once I did that, I could run at the full 10 MHz processor speed and not have to wait for the slow hard drive response time.
I actually caught hell from a couple of jealous local BBS SysOps when I bought a 14.4k modem, even though CompuServ was the only thing I could connect to that worked at higher than 2400, and that required dialing a special 1-800 number, rather than the local server.