[Coco] Novel Commercial Uses of the Coco

mike delyea mdelyea at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 18:23:36 EDT 2011

That sounds pretty cool.  What type of cable is it, serial, parallel?  I'm
wondering if the cartridge is actually a parallel or serial port.

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 5:52 PM, Steve Ostrom <smostrom7 at comcast.net> wrote:

> Today I received a box containing a Coco3 relabeled as a Thermopatch Label
> Writer 401.  It came with a RomPack labeled the same, and a cable, which
> probably connected the computer to an actual label maker of some sort.  The
> RomPack shows a 1987 copyright by Thermopatch, but no other citations as for
> author, etc.  The RomPack uses gold plated connectors, and is a snug fit
> into the RomPack slot.
> This unit is really cool to an all-things-Coco collector like me, but I was
> wondering how many different non-Coco commercial uses were made of the Coco?
> I can think of two others - the VideoTex unit and the blue Agrivision unit
> both made from a Coco1, sort of.  Have there been quite a few others?  I
> wonder how much of a market was there for the Thermopatch Label Writer, and
> who actually wrote the software and burned it into a RomPack.
> -Steve-
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