flexser at fiu.edu
Thu Apr 19 23:26:55 EDT 2007
Telewriter-80 (I think it was officially called TW-80, since it was not a
sanctioned Telewriter version) was a separate product for the CoCo 3, written by
Doug Masten. Sold by Gimmesoft, maybe?? It was quite similar to
Telewriter-128, but used its own 80-column software screen instead of the
built-in GIME one. I preferred the legibility of its screen to TW-128, but
after using TW-80 for a while, switched back to TW-128 for reasons that I can no
longer remember. TW-80 was a nice product, though. I don't think it was on the
market for long--probably overwhelmed when Telewriter-128 appeared.
There was also a product called Telepatch, written by Bob van der Poel (who
later wrote TW-128), that was for the CoCo 1/2 and patched into TW-64, if I
remember correctly. Ultra Patch was an enhanced version of that, I think.
The original Telewriter (for cassette only?) and Telewriter-64 were written by
Howard Cohen and sold by his company, Cognitec.
On Fri, 20 Apr 2007, Bob Devries wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been archiving some of my software to DSK files, and I've come across a
> few different versions of Telewriter, that verenable word processor of the
> Coco world.
> Can anyone fill me in on the various versions of Telewriter that existed?
> At this point, I have come across these:
> Telewriter (original tape version... never seen it myself)
> Telewriter-64 (Tape and Disk versions)
> Telewriter Ultra Patch (Who wrote this?)
> Telewriter-80 (???)
> Were there any other versions? Do we have information about who wrote what?
> ADV-Thanks-ANCE for you help.
> Regards, Bob Devries, Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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