[Coco] Fw: Re: The CoCo Crew Podcast -- Episode 35 is available!

Salvador Garcia salvadorgarciav at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 17 17:02:14 EDT 2018

 My apologies! I replied and did not know that the email went only to the Original Poster. Her it is back to the group.


   ----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Salvador Garcia <salvadorgarciav at yahoo.com>To: Deny Wilson <deny.wilson at gmail.com>Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 3:37:01 PM CDTSubject: Re: [Coco] The CoCo Crew Podcast -- Episode 35 is available!

    On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 3:18:01 PM CDT, Deny Wilson <deny.wilson at gmail.com> wrote:  
 <snipped> I ended up buying
a homebrew PC XT with a monochrome monitor. Man, that thing felt like a
step backwards compared to the CoCo, <snipped>

Yeah, I had one of those. I kept the pieces in a briefcase and assembled it where ever I needed it.

You are right, the XT was as step back from the CoCo. The target market didn't care about sound and colors, All they wanted was to tun WordStar and Lotus 123 or Visicalc.

This caused the manufacturers to initially forgo color. Sound was a luxury limited to the MB connected speaker. Radio Shack followed a similar strategy with their Model I. It was a business machine, all fun be danged! :-) Salvador


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