[Coco] Dorsett Educational Tapes

Zippster zippster278 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 00:05:55 EDT 2016

I didn’t  hear the podcasts, but did read a little from searches on Dorsett and the
Atari version educational tapes.  There was mention of a special cartridge
needed to make use of the tapes in some of what I read, so it would make
sense that something similar would be needed with the CoCo version
as you suspect.

Without knowing what that hardware was, what can be done?

- Ed

> On Jul 15, 2016, at 9:55 PM, Melanie and John Mark Mobley <johnmarkmelanie at gmail.com> wrote:
> Kevin Savetz is a podcaster.  He is on ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast.  He
> has interviewed about 200 people.  Kevin is trying to preserve some audio &
> data tapes, and needs help from the CoCo community to test his digitized
> files.  
> The file format may be unique.  I think the right and left audio track is
> set up to play audio voice instructions on one track, and the other track is
> data.  The data will draw a picture using ASCII Art.  A question will be
> asked and the user will see the picture and respond to the question using
> the computer keyboard.  I think special hardware was required to decode the
> tapes on a Tandy Color Computer.  Kevin has recorded some episoides on the
> podcast where he describes the system.
> You can reach him at antic at ataripodcast.com if you want to help.
> -John Mark Mobley
> From: Keven Savetz
> I have digitized several rare cassette tapes for the CoCo from Dorsett
> Educational Systems. Need help from the CoCo community to test them/get them
> working. Atari folks have gotten the Atari version of these working.
> https://archive.org/details/TRS-80ColorComputerDorsettEducational
> Maybe you can put the word out in your newsletter/social media.
> Kevin Savetz
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