Quote from: undefinedThe year was 1981. Two young girls were playing in a hallway in their family home. They were taking turns bouncing a ball and quietly giggling to each other, their movements highly in sync with each bounce. They wore matching dresses and both had their hair tied in pigtails that were about shoulder-length. They were twin sisters MS-DOS and PC-DOS. MS-DOS had black hair, and a black dress with white accents, and PC-DOS had blue hair and a blue dress with black accents.
PC-DOS picked up the ball, and had a look of mischief on her face. "I'm going to try this!" she said. She put the ball down immediately in front of her, and kicked the ball across the hallway. They both ran towards the ball, but quieted their footsteps as they got closer to a room at the end of the hallway. The door to one of the rooms at the end of the hallway was open.
"I got it" PC-DOS whispered to MS-DOS. Then, both of them peeked into the room with the open door. "I hope she doesn't mind" MS-DOS whispered back. The room was lit by a oil lamp sitting on top of a mahogany Victorian-style desk. The lamp was at the back of the desk, and a blue-haired woman in a long dress sat at the front. Her outfit had a short-sleeved black and white blouse over a dark green dress with long sleeves. Her back was turned to MS-DOS and PC-DOS, but they recognized her. She was Xenix, their caregiver. They recognized her hairstyle, which was shoulder-length at the sides, and slightly shorter in the back, and the distinctive white X-shaped bow on the upper back of her blouse.
Xenix turned her head towards them, seeing them out of the corner of her eye. Her eyes were green with orange rims and often gave a piercing glare. She stood up and walked towards them, and into the hallway. While she wasn't particularly tall, she towered over them in comparison.
"Oh no! Are you mad at us?" MS-DOS worried. "Yeah! We tried not to be too loud!" PC-DOS added.
"No, but I think you both should be going to bed now", she said with a slightly exasperated tone in her voice.
"Aww. We still want to play." MS-DOS said. "I can barely sleep" PC-DOS said.
Xenix responded more cheerfully. "There'll be plenty of time to play tomorrow! Besides, don't you want to get up on time for breakfast? I'll be cooking it tomorrow."
MS-DOS and PC-DOS danced joyfully, circling Xenix while they sung, alternating verses.
"Breakfast by Xenix-sama!"
"Breakfast by Xenix-sama!"
"We can't wait!"
"It'll be great"
Xenix froze for a moment, with regret over accidentally making her wards not want to sleep. She then put her hands up in a reprimanding gesture. "Now now, time for bed you two. The later you stay up, the more you might oversleep, and miss breakfast."
"We don't want to miss that!" MS-DOS said.
"The staff will be turning off the lights in the hallway. I'll brew some chamomile tea for you to help you fall asleep." Xenix said.
After MS-DOS and PC-DOS returned to their rooms for the night, Xenix brought them some chamomile tea, and then walked back to her room to continue the book she was writing.
She had just started it to write down what she wished she could've told MS-DOS and PC-DOS and any future members of the Microsoft-IBM Family. She started an introduction, which read "I am Xenix, but this book is not about me. At the time I started writing this, MS-DOS and PC-DOS have made their public debuts, launching the Microsoft-IBM Family to power and influence. I have been hired as a caregiver and bodyguard to them, and any future members for as long as I am needed. It is a shame that I am not allowed to speak of Altair to them. Her kindness and contributions have helped make this family possible. I am very grateful to her. And although she is from another company, I consider her family..."
Quote from: undefinedInterestingly, the Cray-3 was modeled on Apple's computers, and Apple in its turn bought a Cray supercomputer to assist with the design of its PCs.I don't have a concept for a Cray-3-tan but she would've died young, and would've been inspired by the Mac House, and they were inspired by her.
Quote from: undefinedThe Cray-2 capacities were used in such blockbusters as "Star Wars", "Jurassic Park", "Terminator 2: Judgment Day", etc.I want to reference this somehow. I can't decide how yet, but I thought this was awesome!