[Coco] torn on getting a coco...

Sean badfrog at gmail.com
Sat Dec 13 19:45:58 EST 2008

I replied to Michael directly earlier.  I still have the CoCo 3 from
all the stuff I sold back in September, the guy that won it never got
back to me.

Also, if anyone wants to see my collection of rom packs, take a look here:

Not sure what to ask for them, and I'm not a big fan of ebay anymore.


On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 6:19 PM, Bruce W. Calkins
<brucewcalkins at charter.net> wrote:
>> Here are the downsides I see to getting my nephew a Coco 3:
>> 1) No C programming.
> There is a C compiler that runs under OS-9.  It comes complete with run-time
> OS-9.
>> 2) He doesn't seem to have any Coco 3 games let alone 512k coco3 games.
> A LOT can be found on line.
>> 3) No joystick and no way to get one.
> They show up on eBay now and then.  They don't seem to get very high priced
> either.
>> 6) I don't have any functional disk drives.
> Again eBay, they do however seem to still be worth something.  There are a
> few more out there that might be for sale, if and when you find them.
> If he is learning computing, the P4 with LINUX and Open Office will do more
> now, and probably set him up better for school.  In the last 5 semesters of
> college, I have not even fired up a CoCo, but I've typed a lot of papers.  I
> don't expect to use my CoCos for school next semester either.  (Hopefully my
> last semester.)
> Bruce W.
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