Wang computers no longer exist, but the memories of the brand, especially in the eighties are still very strong. Every year throughout that decade I would get more deeply into computers, reading magazines, watching news reports and trying to find books in the local library. A recurring theme seemed to be the quality of a Wang machine and it all peaked for me with the hype around the Wang Freestyle. Freestyle seemed the promise of everything I wanted in a computer as a kid: voice recognition, handwriting annotation and of course email communication. Sadly Freestyle never lived up to its potential and the resulting stuff I read about it soured me on the Wang brand at the time.
Now that years have passed, I only remember the good. The promise of high quality machines and the advertising that sold me on them.
Latest posts by The Retroist (see all)
- Did you call the Corey Haim Hotline? - December 4, 2018
- How to take a photograph of your on-screen High Score - November 20, 2018
- Retroist Hunt the Wumpus Podcast - November 14, 2018