[Coco] That machine could be nice to run a CoCo emulator...
wdg3rd at comcast.net
wdg3rd at comcast.net
Mon Mar 22 22:49:50 EDT 2010
----- "Frank Swygert" <farna at att.net> wrote:
> From: "Frank Swygert" <farna at att.net>
> To: coco at maltedmedia.com
> Sent: Monday, March 22, 2010 10:01:31 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> Subject: Re: [Coco] That machine could be nice to run a CoCo emulator...
> Are there only idiots working at Commodore? The "keyboard computer"
> isn't new at all. I've seen similar units advertised for the last 5-6
> years in a few computer magazines. They aren't wide spread, but a far
> cry from "There's nothing like it."
The TRS-80 Mod One, the VIC-20, every version of the Color Computer, everything built by Atari that wasn't intended to be in a barroom, and anything Clive Sinclair ever built qualify as keyboard computers. Yes, there have been nothing but idiots working at Commodore for thirty years and some. The only problem with the Amiga line was that it was designed by competent engineers but assembled by Tramiel's Commodore crew.
> Hmmm... looks familiar....
> This is the company that actually builds the things, and they've been
> doing it since 2001 at least.
> Looks like I might be a bit hasty with the criticism of "There's
> nothing like it." I can't find another manufacturer of a
> computer-in-keyboard design now. This appears to be the one I've seen
> before, just an updated design. All the other compact or all-in-one
> computers either have a very small box with at least part of the Ps
> external (like the Mac Mini) or everything built into the monitor.
> I guess they want to capitalize on the popularity of the old C=64 and
> other home computers. That might generate a few nostalgic sales, but I
> doubt that many. Make a CoCo4 sticker for it and ship with an emulator
> for compatibility? Can use ANY PC compatible for that!
Ward Griffiths wdg3rd at comcast.net
The Bible says (in Psalms 90:10) that "The days of our years are threescore years and ten", yet Xtians frequently defy G-d's will and continue to preach rather than commit suicide on their 70th birthday. Yeah, the Psalm says you're allowed to live to eighty, but you're going to suffer if you do that, so you might as well just kill yourself. Suicide is not a sin in the Old Testament, and I can't find the spot in the New Testament that changes the status. (This blasphemy is an original from me [wdg3rd], the sort of thing I strive for).
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