[Coco] And update on my Roger Taylor Drive Pak saga...

Bruce W. Calkins brucewcalkins at charter.net
Fri Jun 8 21:52:51 EDT 2012

** More comments inserted.

**Bruce W.

----- Original Message ----- 

From: "gene heskett"

> On Friday, June 08, 2012 08:45:43 PM Stephen H. Fischer did opine:
>> Hi,
>> My vote is to ban "Blake Patterson" from the CoCo list forever.
> I won't do that.  Blake has as much right on this list as I do, he owns a
> coco.

** While I might disagree with someone, I will fight to the death to support 
their right to have a different opinion than mine.

>> Kicking someone when he is down repeatedly is just not done here or
>> anywhere in the civilized world.
> True too.  But Blake has a 100% legit beef IMO.

** Unfortunately; Roger has had to trim his hobby list.  Making things for 
the CoCo was one of the victims.  The hassles of procuring parts, 
assembling, filling orders and such was more than he had time for after 
other priorities.

> My personal dealings with Roger predate this drivepack thing, but what I
> did buy from him arrived in a reasonable time frame considering he was
> assembling the stuff on his kitchen table while trying to raise (I think) 
> 3
> smaller children on a UPS local delivery drivers income.

** The few things I bought from Roger were shipped in a timely manner and of 
good quality.  I have nothing to complain about in my dealings with him.

> But that doesn't excuse that it appears he obviously has outstanding, paid
> for orders that haven't been delivered, or refunded when the refund was
> asked for.

** I got the impression Roger over reached a little on that last major 
project.  I suspect he got burned and burned out as a result.

> So Blake chooses to make the rest of us on this list aware of the
> situation.  Shrug.

** I read the blog; I did not bookmark or otherwise keep a record of it. 
Roger has unfortunately, "left the building."  I miss his contributions and 
am grateful for the time, effort and documentation he did put into the CoCo 

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