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Re: Raspberry pi3 as PC for writing - is it enough?

Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:11 am

CarlRJ wrote: I remember when EMACS was notorious for its voracious appetite for memory, with its name being rumored to stand for Eight Megabytes and Constantly Swapping, or Eats Memory and Constantly Swaps. What a difference a few decades makes ;) MS Word, on the other hand, is... a terrible answer to a question that should not have been asked.
I hear you. :D And while RAM is cheap and abundant today, IMHO, it is always good to aim for as light weight as possible for other reasons.

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Re: Raspberry pi3 as PC for writing - is it enough?

Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:48 am

Have a look at the Sandisk cruzer-fit usb flash stick, as they only protrude from the usb port by 4-5mm a lot safer than a standard 50mm + usb stick just hanging there.

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Re: Raspberry pi3 as PC for writing - is it enough?

Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:39 pm

Tinderbox (UK) wrote:Have a look at the Sandisk cruzer-fit usb flash stick, as they only protrude from the usb port by 4-5mm a lot safer than a standard 50mm + usb stick just hanging there.

John.
I have several of those and use them with Pis for just that reason. You can get them up to 64GB. The only down side is that if you drop one, you may never find it again (same problem as microSD cards).

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Re: Raspberry pi3 as PC for writing - is it enough?

Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:42 pm

ejolson wrote:
DavidS wrote: Really? Where can I find a copy of MS-Word from 1976 or earlier?
According to Wikipedia, Microsoft Word was released in 1983. The first mass-marketed laser printer was the Apple LaserWriter introduced in 1985.
I know that was my point. Laser printers were already common (for all that could afford such) at computer installations in 1977.
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Re: Raspberry pi3 as PC for writing - is it enough?

Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:10 pm

DavidS wrote:
ejolson wrote:
DavidS wrote: Really? Where can I find a copy of MS-Word from 1976 or earlier?
According to Wikipedia, Microsoft Word was released in 1983. The first mass-marketed laser printer was the Apple LaserWriter introduced in 1985.
I know that was my point. Laser printers were already common (for all that could afford such) at computer installations in 1977.
I would argue that they weren't all that common prior to at least the late 1980s because not that many people could afford them. Businesses, yes, but not individuals. The same is true of PCs themselves. For use at the company I worked for at the time (the same one that installed the IBM 3800), I spec'd out a reasonable IBM PC and it came to $3000. In 1984 that was a lot of money and not all that many individuals could afford that.

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Re: Raspberry pi3 as PC for writing - is it enough?

Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:17 am

"sounds like a Harley"? Moto Guzzi!

BSA 500cc single from 1705.
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Re: Raspberry pi3 as PC for writing - is it enough?

Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:50 am

peterlite wrote:BSA 500cc single from 1705.
Steam powered?
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Re: Raspberry pi3 as PC for writing - is it enough?

Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:19 am

Sounds like my BSA 500 from 1965.
Memory in C++ is a leaky abstraction .

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Re: Raspberry pi3 as PC for writing - is it enough?

Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:41 pm

Honeywell produced hall effect keyboards for a while. Collectors items. People hoard them for future use. Mine broke. I could not find a replacement. Using a Steelseries keyboard now. They are brutal.

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Re: Raspberry pi3 as PC for writing - is it enough?

Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:10 am

Listened to dozens of bikes roll out from a cafe on Sunday. The Moto Guzzi was the only distinctive bike. You could still distinguish it when they were all up on the freeway.

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