[Coco] Thoughts on modern computers (sort of off topic)

Timothy Keith timothy.g.keith at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 23:06:48 EST 2012

I think Linux might be as friendly as was the old Coco RSDOS if more
people learned Python. Linux can be like buying unfinished furniture,
you can use it as is, or make it over. Linux is not as daunting to
program when you focus on something like Python.  At first glance
Windows does not draw you into wanting to know everything about
Microsoft.  At some point the complexities of Microsoft shine through
as well.  It is what it is.  Microsoft is okay, Linux is okay. It has
all become too complex to become an all around guru.  Pick some domain
within Linux that you enjoy and learn it well, become an advocate.

>I remember my TRS-80 Model one when I first got it back in 1977 (I was in
>the 3rd grade), it had a whopping 4K or ram.  By the 6th grade, I had
>managed to upgrade that machine to an expansion interface, 2 disk drives, 2
>tape drives, and  an enormous 48K, the following year I had a Percom double
>density controller and had managed to get some double density disk drives.
>I did a lot of programming on that machine.   Its amazing how much I had
>managed to save from my allowance and mowing lawns in the neighborhood.  I
>spent lots of money at Radio Shack in those days.
>Now days, if I step foot in a Radio Shack once every 6 months, I'm doing

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