[Coco] The Tri-Annual CoCo 4 Thread

Mark McDougall msmcdoug at iinet.net.au
Thu Feb 13 18:39:03 EST 2014

I do feel somewhat bad that this thread has degenerated into mocking Mr 
Robinson, and for that I take a fair amount of responsibility, but if you 
haven't packed up your bat and ball just yet Michael, I'd like to say this much.

IMHO you came into this discussion with the wrong attitude. Instead of 
offering suggestions and then asking opinions on what was achievable and 
what wasn't, you proceeded to dig your heels in with even more outlandish 
statements and insisted that unless it was done "your way" it simply 
wouldn't fly.

The truth of the matter is that there are people on this list with a lot 
more experience and a lot more knowledge on this type of thing than you, yet 
you opted to ignore most of that and, given some largely irrelevant 
throw-away statements from your brother the electrical engineer, 
extrapolated an unbelievably unrealistic goal of producing a current-gen CPU!!!

If you take the time to understand what can and can't be done realistically 
by a rag-tag bunch of Coco enthusiasts, and maybe ask a few questions along 
the way, I'm sure everyone on this list would be glad to answer them. After 
all, we should be encouraging new members and existing members to stay, not 
drive them away by mocking them. And for this, I apologise.


|              Mark McDougall                | "Electrical Engineers do it
|  <http://members.iinet.net.au/~msmcdoug>   |   with less resistance!"

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