[Coco] Re: [Color Computer] end of discussion!
kevdig at hypersurf.com
Wed Apr 27 14:56:18 EDT 2005
James the Animal Tamer wrote:
> Tandy made CoCo1, an original computer.
> There was enough consumer demand so that making the CoCo II made sense
> (just think, cutting off that aftermarket keyboard add-on at its
Wasn't the deuce (aka CoCo 2) made solely to increase RS profits? It
really wasn't an upgrade (except the keyboard). But I think they did a
better job of designing it so they made more money (without sacrificing
base performance/capabilities). My deuce has a lot of video noise. How
do the unis do in that area?
> But apparently there wasn't enough demand for the CoCo II to justify
> making a good 68000 successor. I don't know why they made the CoCo
> III -- there must have been someone who thought it'd be more profitable
> than not making it.
I think someone else pointed out why there was no 68k successor to the
tre: cost of software (updated ROM, OS 68k). Because of Open Source,
this reason no longer applies. I think that (early on anyway) the people
that will be most interested in a new machine are also likely to be open
> So far as the CoCo is concerned, it's largely moot now. Pretty much
> the only market for "successors" to the CoCo is the existing userbase
> and nostalgia freaks like me.
I don't think I agree with this. I think an upgraded but still simple
experimenters/hobbyist computer would sell ... well enough to be worth
P.S.: Glen made a point of calling Netscape a small company that was
whinning about market share. This is wrong, right? Initially, didn't
Netscape have all the market?
P.P.S.: I think this goes to Neil M. Something needs to be done about
replies to relay posts. My opinion. I should not have to join both
lists. Can you not have a shadow member list or something?
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