[Coco] Fresh new retro computing article!
eric at canales.me
Mon May 27 21:53:48 EDT 2019
> I suggest you reference Facebook for that. If you see nothing wrong, then
good for you.
Which facebook posts, specifically?
>Mark McDougall, who do you think drew up that hit-list? It wasn’t the guy
who produced a competing product, it was the guy who had the current
product dissing his new competitor. That new competitor responded with a
chart refuting a long list of errors. The whole chart idea was ill
conceived to start with.
The incorrect chart is still up and still incorrect. Perhaps it should be
corrected or removed.
On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 8:48 PM D. Bruce Moore <bruce at gracenote.ca> wrote:
> "ignore the excellent advice in Boisy's article and go ahead and produce
> hardware in direct competition to an established product, at least refrain
> from specifically targeting that product and drawing up a hit-list of
> cherry-picked "features". That's just kicking sand in someone's face.”
> Mark McDougall, who do you think drew up that hit-list? It wasn’t the guy
> who produced a competing product, it was the guy who had the current
> product dissing his new competitor. That new competitor responded with a
> chart refuting a long list of errors. The whole chart idea was ill
> conceived to start with.
> > On May 27, 2019, at 7:55 PM, Mark McDougall <msmcdoug at iinet.net.au>
> > On 28/05/2019 9:28 am, tonym wrote:
> >> Has ANY other group of user around a machine ever had as much
> >> in-fighting as the CoCo has over the past 2 decades? We've had so
> >> many "events," battles, and situations, that it is absolutely beyond
> >> belief.
> > I don't think you'll find the CoCo community is any worse than other
> retro-computing/gaming based communities on the net.
> > I have a fairly broad interest across the retro computing/gaming hobby
> arena and there's squabbles and in-fighting everywhere. A lot of it fairly
> minor and isolated, but every now and then it can erupt into a "religious"
> war between factions. The NeoSD vs Darksoft is a very relevant example in
> the Neo Geo scene where two recently developed products that have
> essentially the same function seem to have polarized the community.
> > The Neo Geo community is notorious for its general intolerance towards
> "noobs". The Atari forums are rife with constant, albeit low-level,
> squabbles. The Apple II scene has recently had its feathers ruffled by a
> very green would-be hardware developer. Plenty of squabbles behind the
> scenes of the MAMEDEV group. The list goes on...
> > The CoCo community is relatively small but thanks in no small part to
> the CoCoCrew Podcast, Stevie's Videos and CoCoFest & Tandy Assembly events
> has seen a huge resurgence in recent years. I also personally think the
> CoCoSDC has been the most significant hardware development in quite a
> while, and itself responsible for people spending more time playing with
> their CoCo hardware. But to be honest by the same token I've sort of being
> expecting the bubble to burst; for some of the leading personalities to
> burn out and move onto other things, and the scene to settle back down to a
> less chaotic - although hopefully still vibrant - status quo.
> > Lastly, I'll re-iterate what I said in a post somewhere a few weeks ago.
> If you do decide to ignore the excellent advice in Boisy's article and go
> ahead and produce hardware in direct competition to an established product,
> at least refrain from specifically targeting that product and drawing up a
> hit-list of cherry-picked "features". That's just kicking sand in someone's
> > Regards,
> > --
> > Mark McDougall
> > <http://retroports.blogspot.com.au>
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