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05 Dec 2012, 17:02
Brian Tarbox (41 posts)

Reading about the early days of the personal computer reminded me of some history that almost happened. In 1981 I was working at Digital on the Pro-350…a PDP-11/RSX-11M+ alternative to the IBM-PC.

It was a great product, far more powerful than the “PC” but Digital of course couldn’t market it. Word has it that Sears approached us to sell the Pro-350 in all of their stores…if they could rebrand it the Craftsman PC. Ken Olson vetoed that idea and a very interesting alternate history vanished.

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