portable dator på Halt and Catch Fire TV-serien?


Är den bärbara datorn på Halt and Catch Fire TV-serier baserad på faktiska fakta från persondatorns historia?

Jag har tittat på de första episoderna av Halt and Catch Fire och även om jag känner till en del av PC: s historia kan jag inte ta reda på om den dator som de försöker bygga kommer att bli något som hände, till viss del, i persondatorernas historia. Eller är det bara ett fiktivt företag och en fiktiv produkt?

uppsättning 719016 13.04.2015 15:03

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Det verkar som inspirerat av historien om Compaq , som skapades av människor som vill bygga en bärbar datorkompatibel med IBM PC.

Den här artikeln täcker den i detalj, nedan är några citat:

AMC’s show is fictional, but it turns out, there is a true life story that is similar to this course of events, and it led to the creation of one of the greatest technology companies of all time, Compaq Computers.

Rod Canion, Jim Harris and Bill Murto were mid-level managers at Texas Instruments. Converts to the still nascent personal computer revolution, the trio decided to strike off on their own and form a company to produce a product in an entirely new category of PC: the portable. Portable PC’s were not laptops because the technology did not exist yet to make computers that small and light. Portables were designed to be moved from desk to desk easily, were rugged enough to travel with, and at around 30 pounds or so, had the form factor of a large-ish suitcase.

But all of these machines were only mostly PC-compatible. So, at best, they were DOS compatible. But there was no guarantee that each and every program or peripheral that ran on the IBM-PC could run on a clone. The key innovation that Canion, Harris and Murto planned to bring to market under the name Compaq Computer Corporation would be a no-compromises, 100% IBM-PC compatibility. This way, their portable computer would be able to run every single piece of software developed for the IBM-PC.

svaret ges 13.04.2015 15:14