[torontocbm] Re: Idea for next 'TWO' TPUG Meetings

  • From: Gil Winkler <kimmyland@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: torontocbm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 05:09:44 -0400

Or we could sort them any-which-way :)

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 10:58 PM, Rui Soares <soaresrui@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> What if we keep it strictly as an 8-bit retro computing night fpr the first
> meeting and save the 16-bit retro computing night for next month's. With all
> the 8-bit and 16-bit computers that everyone may have in their personal
> collections. If everyone brought them all in, it would be too overwhelming.
> There are so many stories for each of these generational machines and I
> believe that they all have good stories to tell. It would be unfair to do it
> all at once. There is a beauty in knowing what has come before and how this
> affects us today, and how it will design our future ideas and technology on
> computing. It shouldnt' be rushed and I love to listen to good stories on
> these machines. They all have personalities and it would only be fair to
> hear their history and contribution to the development to the modern
> computer we see today.
>
> I would want to keep the Atari, Commodore, Apple, IBM's, TRS-80's and etc.
> Only on the 8-bit computers and focus on their evolution first, the heated
> rivary's between differing standards and their initial influence in the
> 'Newly' startup indusrty of having microcomputers available to the home,
> school and business. 'To the masses' as Jack Tramiel said. Consumers first
> impressions on microcomputers and so on. The telecommunications revolution
> in BBS's, the startup of computer education and the foresight by shows such
> at Bit's and Byte's that computers will be here to stay and will be
> important for everyone in the future of business and education.
>
> We can save the 16-bit retrocomputing for the next meeting. Discussing the
> advancement of OS technology from being initially command line or a BASIC OS
> with the 8-bit computer's to once the 16-bit processor's came to the scene
> allowing the technology of GUI's and mouse interface design to be
> implemented easily in the 16-bit microcomputers. The last rivalries between
> the many home computing standards. The rise of Microsoft and PC clone's.
> Discussion on how Commodore, Atari. Tandy and so on lost the computing
> standard war. Amiga, ST and Mac with their legacies and influences to
> current technology standards's And the rapid computer adoption that 16-bit
> computer's and with their GUI's and mouse interface design allowed the
> common person of any age to use computer's and that has ended up to what
> we use today in modern computing.
>  *Rui Soares*
> * *Crazy in love with Mai-Liis
>  and some day flying jet's!
>
>
>

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