[Coco] [Color Computer] Re: Why USB would be nice.

James Diffendaffer jdiffendaffer at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 2 04:59:15 EDT 2005

Ok, digital cameras and USB.

If you have a low res webcam or older standalone camera the CoCo might
be able to use it.

When you start talking megapixels it's a given it won't fit in a
CoCo's memory.  That doesn't mean you couldn't read from the files or
possibly copy them.  However, it would require custom software to do so.

If for example you are writing drivers that support the max size of an
xD card (8 gigabytes) you must support very large numbers.
8 gigabytes is approximately = 8,000,000,000 bytes.
That requires 5 bytes or 40 bits to hold a number that large. 

So... you need custom software to deal with the files and custom
drivers that won't overflow because they don't support enough bits.

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