[Coco] [Color Computer] Disto

jdaggett at gate.net jdaggett at gate.net
Tue Nov 1 22:24:41 EDT 2011

On 27 Oct 2011 at 14:31, gene heskett wrote:

>  do have this 4n1 version, but its quite less than functional, having
> died 
> for all practical purposes when the FCC passed the home computer radiated
> noise rules about 20 years back up the log.  This made the printer makers
> put some filtering on the parport input jacks of the printers, and that 
> slowed the signals enough that the no-handshake port on the disto wasn't
> able to get good data through to the printer.

Closer to 30 yrs ago now. If my memory serves me correcr we can thank the Tandy Model I 
for much of those rulings and changes to Part 15 of the CFR. The Tandy Model I radiated like 
an old spark gap transmitter back in the 1920's.


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