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Micro-Craft Dimension 68000
The Most Compatible Personal Computer You Can Buy
Imagine that! A system that combines the top computing standards of the day. All for the price of an IBM PC (according to the ad). The January 1985 issue of InfoWorld states that the list price for the Dimension 68000 was $3,995.
Usually when I research a company from one of these ads, I can find a little blurb about the company. This time, I can find very little about the Micro-Craft Corporation of Dallas, Texas or its Dimension 68000 Professional Personal Computer. One person from the Vintage Computer Federation forum replied to a post about the Dimension 68000 with the following comment, “At last! Someone else familiar with the Dimension 68K. I was beginning to believe I was the last person on earth who remembers them.”
I was able to find a couple of reviews of the Dimension 68000 system. InfoWorld had this to say: “The product does not even begin to use the power available in the 68000 microprocessor, especially considering there are machines using the same 68000 that can support multiple users. If Microcraft would spend less time on the frill of emulation and more on the basic processing system, it would be a dynamite product.” (Kept reading Microcraft as Microsoft. Maybe that’s why they apparently disappeared.)
Creative Computing from April 1985 said: “I was disheartened. The Dimension represents a valiant attempt to encompass the best of all possible software worlds, but does not really deliver on this promise.”
Interestingly, the author of the Creative Computing article contacted “Don Bynum, head of the Dimension project for Micro Craft” to express his concerns about the shortcoming of the Dimension 68000. Instead of answering those concerns, Mr. Bynum proceeded to extol the virtues of the Dimension 68000 as a Unix system for over three paragraphs. (This was before Unix had made a big impact on businesses.)
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