[torontocbm] Re: Idea for next TPUG Meeting

  • From: Rui Soares <soaresrui@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: torontocbm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 21:53:54 -0700 (PDT)

My retro computer collection is as follows;
Radio Shack TRS-80 MC10
Tandy Color Computer 3
Texas Instruments TI-99/4A
Atari 800XL
Atari XEGS
Commodore VIC-20
Commodore 64
and slowly growing...
I would love to bring in the Atari 800XL as that was Atari's answer to the 
Commodore 64, a side by side comparison would be interesting indeed. Comparing 
tape load times, Graphics, sound and music. Some games were better on the 64, 
some games were better on the Atari. 
It was a tough choice for some back then whose first computer had to be the one 
out of
many differing choices available.
OH the glory days of Atari versus Commodore versus to a lesser extent the Tandy 
Color Computer 2.
Sniffs, Brings a tear to my eye...  :(

 Rui Soares
 Forever 64!

--- On Tue, 3/10/09, Jeff Bourdeau <jeffobourdeau@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Jeff Bourdeau <jeffobourdeau@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [torontocbm] Re: Idea for next TPUG Meeting
To: torontocbm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Received: Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 11:55 PM

'AS we remember the PET days....is this unit a good collectors item? It
looks rare:


From: "Leif Bloomquist" <leif@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 11:15 PM
To: <torontocbm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [torontocbm] Re: Idea for next TPUG Meeting

> James Alexander wrote:
>> What if some of the PET guys did a PET/CBM thing for at least part of
the night.  I don't have any of this stuff but was first computer I used
before I had my own and wouldn't mind seeing it again.  Keeping the P in
TPUG is a good thing.
> Sounds good to me.  I don't have much PET stuff myself, just my 8296
with the RTC chip that I've demoed a half-dozen times already and a boring
printer interface.
> So if anyone has some PETs or peripherals for show/demo/repair/sale/trade,
please bring them.
> We could also spend a bit of time testing out the PETs in storage at the
> And I'm still bringing my Coco ;-)
> -Leif
> -- Leif Bloomquist
> leif(at)schemafactor(dot)com
> http://home.ica.net/~leifb/
> "It's better to light a candle, than curse the darkness."

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