trillersmi at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 13 16:59:32 EST 2010
I understand, but do you not think that Mark or V3 would made more sense than just 3?
> Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 14:53:14 -0700
> From: lost at l-w.ca
> To: coco at maltedmedia.com
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Intro.
> On 10-11-13 02:13 PM, Steven Triller wrote:
> > Well what is wrong with calling the Color Computer 3 the Mark 3? That designation is accurate since it is the 3rd version of that machine...somehow the Color Computer 3 without the the addition of V or MK before the 3 seems improper....it is the 3rd version or mark of the Color Computer....and that is why I have chosen that designation...
> What's wrong with it is that it is not the designation from the original
> manufacturer. It says right on the box "Color Computer 3". Thus, the
> correct name does not include "Mark" in it.
> That aside, there is over 20 years of history which calls it "Color
> Computer 3" with no "mark" in it. Thus, using that will likely confuse
> As a side note, the "Mark #" designation scheme is not commonly used in
> North America so it will likely confuse a substantial portion of the
> people reached through this list.
> >> Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 22:49:57 -0500
> >> From: flexser at fiu.edu
> >> To: coco at maltedmedia.com
> >> Subject: Re: [Coco] Intro.
> >> Welcome, but I've gotta ask:
> >> What's an "MK 3" Color Computer? Never heard of that beast. Do you perhaps
> >> mean a CoCo 3? Or, is it one of those CoCo clones sold only in Madagascar
> >> or someplace?
> >> Art
> >> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 10:10 PM, Steven Triller<trillersmi at hotmail.com>wrote:
> >>> Well, to introduce myself, I suppose I should say I am a collector
> >>> interested in vintage electronics from the old-era, why? Because they
> >>> generally embody a better design both in the style of the design and in the
> >>> quality of the hardware, and perhaps most importantly are still useful and
> >>> certainly fun, in the case of vintage micro-computers they offer all of the
> >>> basic functions that we use on modern computers today-that is to say with
> >>> the right hardware and software you could even write a term-paper on a Tandy
> >>> Color Computer. Furthermore, they also play great old-style/arcade games, so
> >>> they are great gaming machines. The second generation of hardware, in terms
> >>> of video games and computers was for me at least the best era, so many
> >>> simple but innovative games made in that era-in short I think there was much
> >>> more uniqueness in the design of games. As for the modern era-games seem to
> >>> follow a predetermined pattern and consensus, in other words genres and
> >>> franchises-in short what i
> >>> s successful, the modern era seems stagnant, it is just a game of follow
> >>> the leader. As for my interest in CoCo, I am interested in it because of the
> >>> reasons cited above and so I just acquired a MK 3 Color Computer, but I have
> >>> no games for it.........so what I would really like is some basic game
> >>> code so I can enter the the game code itself so that I can start
> >>> enjoying it-computers like the Commodore Vic-20 and The Coco are really
> >>> great gaming computers, and that is my main interest-the type of games I
> >>> like are arcade-style games, Like Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Pacman
> >>> and so on. Also I am also interested in the history of the Machine and as
> >>> such would be interested in material like Consumer reports or Ad's or
> >>> other material produced-magazine articles or general articles especially
> >>> those containing examples of game code, and introducing the new CoCo.
> >>> These material are desired on the subject of CoCo, articles made at the
> >>> height of The Color Computer's popularity from the early 80's to the early
> >>> 90's........
> >>> Steven
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