PolyMorphic Systems was based in Santa Barbara, California, and produced only
one microcomputer system that I can remember, the slim POLY 88. This was a
conventional 8080-based S-100 system, but by arranging the boards front-to-back
rather than side-to-side, the system was much thinner and smaller than others.
This did result in fewer slots for boards but multiple POLY 88 boxes could be
linked together - at least that's what was claimed.
- The POLY 88 Microcomputer System
- This four page B&W brochure with spot color, describes this
compact S-100, Intel 8080-based system. The POLY 88 was a system I
considered for my first micro, not wanting a front-panel then, but I
finally selected the Vector Graphic chassis, due to its larger
number of bus slots and slightly faster CPU clock speed.
- Poly I/O Idea Board
- An S-100 prototype "bread-board", used to develop and
try out new board circuits and designs. If someone didn't make an
interface or other special I/O card, you sometimes had to roll your
own! Ah, those good old days.