[Coco] Anyone else collect other old computers/game consoles beside the Coco?
jcewy at swbell.net
Tue Aug 30 10:06:32 EDT 2011
On 08/29/2011 07:34 PM, john T Chasteen wrote:
> The coco was my first machine also. and finallly got the coco3 and then
> my first AT&T PC
> Now I have 3 coco3's and several PC and the desktop is a flat case 486
> machine with wind
> and DOS 6.2
> What do you do with the coco's?
Mostly I play with them. Often I see something that someone posts on
this mail list that piques my interest again, and I set up a CoCo and
see what I can do with it. About a year and a half ago some guys worked
out several palettes that would give roughly 256 artifact colors on a
composite monitor or TV in a way that was pretty easily usable. So I
made a slideshow to demonstrate what digitized images look like in that
pseudo-mode. You can see a video of the slideshow on YouTube:
That's about the only thing of note I've done with the CoCo for a
while. My son is 8, and I'm going to try to teach him a little logic
and programming using the CoCo. There's no better way to learn than
with an old school computer.
> I am still trying to get a system working properly. Cloud9, Chris John
> Mark and
> Roger Taylor is giving me plenty of help. I want to learn much more about
> OS9, Basic O9, NitrOS9 and Tandy application programs for the coco. I
> have my new KX-P2123 dot matrix printer connected... still have a lot of
> loose ends to catch up on.
> Since my wife fell and broke her hip, I have been spending a lot with
> trips to doctors and rehab.
> but get some time every day to make progress.
> On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 10:04:47 -0500 Joel Ewy<jcewy at swbell.net> writes:
>> The CoCo was my first computer, and will always remain at the top of
>> list. ...
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