Hadron Quark wrote:
> Yes. I was at a presentation back in early 1981 where he explained to
> the world how time travel could work if the Ballard Stack could be
> built upon the principles of Ballard OSI layering. Apparently it was
> all pretty basic shit : the only problem was that when Rex went over
> to Nasa to help out the moon landing guys with some new HW, they gave
> the Ballard stack to a young Roytoy'n'Mark to complete - and, as they
> say, the rest was history. He was too busy advocating the Osborne to
> work on the stack and Rex's dreams were scuppered because he had
> moved on to more interesting things little perpetual motion and
> detaching Mark'n'Roy from Roy's peripheral port. It's believed that
> there is a half assed Ballard Stack in the Robo'Kier (promounced
> Robo"Gear")- Rex's first attempt at an "off the shelf" best friend
> and supporter.
Here we are, 25 years later.
The Osborne is long dead.
Mark'n'Roy are still firmly affixed to Roy's peripheral port.
Robo'Kier has yet to pass the Turing test.
Question: did the BoasterBot also use the half assed Ballard Stack ?