Re: Historical review

From: Larry Anderson (
Date: 1999-06-02 23:28:55

peter karlsson wrote:
> > Go back and read the magazines like "Compute!" and such from the day... the
> > Japanese MSX machines were coming soon and expected to kick American home
> > computers right out of the market, except they never got here.  I did see
> > one or two in England in 1985, but never in the States.
> The MSX machines did at least reach Sweden. They might not have been that
> common (Commodore 64 and Sinclair Spectrum were two of the most popular
> machines), but they did appear, and was written about in magazines.
I got a look at a Panasonic MSX for a few minutes at a thrift shop a year ago
(The owner had not yet decided how much to price it when I saw it...)  So
there were a few in the U.S.  I think the Spectravideo was one (MSX) as well..
 I also recall in those computes the ads for the Yamaha unit...

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