[torontocbm] Re: Idea for next TPUG Meeting

  • From: Ernie Chorny <chorny@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: torontocbm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 01:17:27 -0500

Rui -

If you do bring the Atari 800XL I think it would be instructive to bring disks/cartridges of programs/games that are available for the C64 and (someone) bring t he same for the C64 for a real side by side comparison.

I can bring Atari carts if you run short.


Rui Soares wrote:
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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