|HP75 Internal Design Specifications ?|
Message #1 Posted by Edouard Lafargue on 21 Dec 2005, 8:48 a.m.
I recently received the museum's DVD (awesome work), and browsing throught the list of available documentation, I noticed that the HP75 IDS are not there (you can check this on the web site directly without ordering the DVD, I know :) )
Does anyone remember the stories of Roo-Man and Joey that supposedly came from those HP75 internal design specifications, and were published from time to time by Joe Horn on his famous 'Goodies Disks'? Look below for an example...
... and more to the point, does anyone have a copy of these specs? I'd be very curious to have a better look at them, if only to see those small stories in their context.
"Roo-man," Joey looked up with a quizzical plea upon his boyish face. "I can't find any reason why the FOR and NEXT tokens can't follow a THEN statement."
"Well, Joey," Roo-man paused for a moment, his eyes gazing off into some future that could never be. "Well, Joey," he started again, "there is no reason why they can't. There are those who fear what this new found power may be put to. It is a distrust of freedom, much like the bird in a cage, who, when the door is accidentally left open, huddles in a corner in fear of the open air -- his natural inheritance."