[Coco] Plug-in programs - Popular Science '79 Magazine
os9dude at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 21:06:52 EDT 2008
Earliest memory I have of the TI99-4 was on a Kmart store display (Nogales
Arizona) back in '79. Soon after the store also had the VIC20 alongside the
TI. Of the two I preferred the TI if at least because of the aesthetics, the
video display of the VIC did not help either.
On that same strip mall the local Radio Shack was a few steps away, I had
become a regular (12 years old) and the manager let me play away with the
Model I which was the coolest computer I had seen at that time anywhere.
When the CoCo showed up in the store, the first thing that got me was the
nuclear green screen, and its clean text display. Yes, only 32 x 16 but a
neat one, far preferable than the VIC's.
I am a fan of all those 8-bit marvels of yesteryear, but to the date I
remain at ease with my decision to wait for the CoCo to become my PC :-)
-=[ Rogelio ]=-
On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 2:16 PM, Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net>
> On Monday 30 June 2008, Rogelio Perea wrote:
> >Found an interesting article worth reading if only to flash back to
> >I think the CoCo was still in the final stages of its development phase
> I still have a TI99-4A and a few carts. Last time I plugged it in was a
> ago, and it still worked just fine then.
> >-=[ Rogelio ]=-
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