[Coco] CoCo activity
mmarlett at isd.net
mmarlett at isd.net
Tue Sep 14 17:21:56 EDT 2004
Each person's case I'm sure is different. I can tell you for a FACT that
where I'm at today in my job is from the CoCo. I actually get a kick out of
telling people at work about what we do. They laugh and say really? Is
there a market for that computer? What do you do with it? I tell them that
I learn and they laugh. What can you learn from it? So then we start to
talk SCSI, IDE and it is VERY apparent that they don't know anything other
than how to spell it and plug it in. :) Four years ago I interviewed at
Seagate, SCSI division. Interviewed with Firmware Engineers and we talked
SCSI, one admitted that I knew more than he did on the low level interface.
All CoCo, self taught. Concepts are they same, they apply, you just need
the vision to see the CoCo for what it is. It has been apart of my life
since, geeeeezzzzz '83. Almost everyday of my life for the past seven years
that Cloud-9 has been around.
There is a lot this machine can teach you.
Best of luck,
>Apparently this didn't make it the first time it was sent:
>You know, there was a lot of "discussion" as to whether
>this list and the Yahoo list should have been created, and
>the Princeton list abandoned, but since this list has been
>created, the CoCo community has started moving forward and
>actually is growing.
>I just want to thank Dennis for hosting this list. I also
>want to think Roger for his efforts as well as Mark and
>Boisy for theirs. Also many thanks to all the others who
>have answered my questions.
>I've been doing a lot of thinking lately, and while I have
>a lot of regrets about the past, I am glad I have stayed
>in the CoCo community. I've been wondering about my career
>and I think that if I took a step back (depends on you
>perspective) and worked with the CoCo, I just might grow
>more professionally. There does seem to be a little hope
>out there. Thanks guys and gals:)
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