[Coco] The CoCo Crew Podcast -- Episode 35 is available!
RCrislip at neo.rr.com
Wed Apr 18 13:26:13 EDT 2018
On Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:17:49 -0600
Deny Wilson <deny.wilson at gmail.com> wrote:
> As I've gotten older, I've become more and more interested in the more
> "rare" or "weird" systems. After Tandy dropped the CoCo, I ended up
> buying a homebrew PC XT with a monochrome monitor. Man, that thing
> felt like a step backwards compared to the CoCo, and I only had a
> CoCo 2 64K non-ECB system at the time. So, I lusted after the Amigas,
> which was rare to me (in my hometown, there was I think 1 person with
> an Amiga). I never ended up getting one, unfortunately, and now, the
> one I want is priced into luxury land for me. Since then, I've been
> interested in the Japanese systems (the MSXs, the Sharp 68000, the FM
> Towns, etc), which are, for the most part, also into luxury land. But
> I still read everything about them that I can because 80's computers
> fascinate me.
> I get what you're saying about the original systems, and I agree,
> it's the original systems that get the most love and support.
> Homebrew software for the CoCo is alive and well. Sometimes, though,
> I dream of a CoCo with 256 colors @ 320x255, hardware sprite support,
> and better sound, so I can appreciate add-on boards for old
> computers. Heck, the ZX Spectrum Next is a thing that happened, so
> maybe someday, someone will build my ultimate CoCo Next system.
OT, I know, but if you really want to experience the Amiga, you can
obtain AmyKit, Amiga Forever, and/or the Ultimate Amiga Emulator for
free or for a small price off the Internet. I use them often.
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