Logical Business Machines (Sunnyvale, Calif.)

The L-XT was sold as a development system for custom applications. The company claimed that its bundled Diplomat natural programming language made application development accessible to programmers and non-programmers alike. Logical Business Machines shipped 175 in first month of production.

Reader Paul Berry adds this:

“June 5, 2013 at 11:25 am: I used to sell and program computers from Logical. The company died, but the great language still lives on. In fact I have a newspaper here in Perth Australia still running software I wrote almost 25 years ago, now running on UNIX. Same language, just faster on the new hardware.”
Logical L-XT (March 1984, desktop PC)
Original Retail Price: $5,985
Base Configuration: MS-DOS 2.11, two ISA slots, 192K RAM, 5.25-inch floppy disk drive, 10MB hard disk drive, monochrome monitor, two serial and one parallel port, Diplomat natural development language
Important Options: 60MB hard disk drive

One comment

  1. Joel Wormer · · Reply

    I worked at Logical Business Machines before the L-XT (“David” – the desktop computer, and “Goliath” – the data storage server [huge 5 MB Intel hard drive]) 😉

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