[Coco] Anyone else collect other old computers/game consoles beside the Coco?
aawolfe at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 19:46:08 EDT 2011
On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 7:11 PM, Jeremy Michea <jmichea at cogeco.ca> wrote:
> I thought it might be an interesting discussion. Obviously we all love the
> Coco but what else do you love? Many of you may know that I'm a huge Atari
> fan and have been collecting for the Atari 2600/7800 and 8-bit line of
> computers for about 20 years now, on and off as it was my first console in
> 1980. Through the 80's I also owned the original Nintendo (NES) and
> Turbografx-16 but the only computer I used aside from PC's (late 80's and
> early 90's) was my beloved Coco.
At present I've got a nice TI/994a setup, a vic 20, commodore 64 and
128, timex sinclair, and several Amigas. Sadly the only systems that
get much use are my CoCos... they are just more fun I guess.
> I remember being so excited when the Coco 3 was announced. I spent the
> summer prior to its release in the glorious field (literally) of corn
> detasseling to save up the money to buy my brand new Coco 3. I remember
> being in complete awe of the demo in the store and the manager was nice
> enough to make a disk copy that I played a lot at home. :)
Boy I know the pain of detasseling all summer, that was a common
summer job for the kids in Illinois too. Another one was selling
christmas cards door to door, spent many days doing that. One summer
bought me a bike, can't recall what the others were for.
> Anyway, I've rambled enough. Anyone else have any stories about their other
> retro passions, coco musings, etc? :)
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