[Coco] Re: Old Color Computer Information
Steven.M.Ostrom-1 at tc.umn.edu
Sun Oct 12 22:46:00 EDT 2003
Art, here are some of the details:
Computer User - For the Tandy/Radio Shack System
Premiere Issue $2.95
Vol. 1, Issue 1 November 1983
Publisher Robert S. Jones
Published monthly by McPheters, Wolfe & Jones, Cerritos, CA
Copyright 1983 by Interface Age Magazine, Inc.
Regional Office : Tandy Center Atrium #550, Fort Worth, TX 76102
First issue was 196 pages and William Barden, Jr. was one of the
featured contributing editors
-- Steve --
Arthur Flexser wrote:
>Computer User? I don't remember that one at all. Was it particularly
>focussed on the CoCo? The name rings zero bells for me.
>On Wed, 8 Oct 2003, ostro011 wrote:
>>I'm a bit nostalgic about computers. (OK, very nostalgic.) I guess that's
>>why I love all my Cocos so much. I also enjoy looking back at old
>>Coco-related magazines for interesting items.
>>I was able to buy the 200 page premier issue of Computer User (Nov, 83) a
>>few days ago and thoroughly enjoyed reading it, not only for the old ads
>>but for little bits of info. William Barden, Jr. started his assembly
>>language articles in this issue, and there was a cool simple cassette cable
>>switchbox do-it-yourself article which helped to speed up cassette
>>functions on the Coco.
>>I also learned a few things I didn't know before. There was a Q and A
>>session which discussed bugs. For example, in Extended Color BASIC 1.0,
>>"PRINT USING with exponents gives answers in base 12 instead of base 10."
>>This is cool stuff.
>>Also, in an article by William D. Allen, he gives this bit of info. "There
>>are two kinds of disks: a hard disk and a floppy disk. A floppy disk
>>refers to the original 8" monsters. The disks you use with your TRS-80 are
>>Oh, well. Just had to share a few of these fun things.
>>-- Steve --
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