From: Anders Carlsson (anders.carlsson_at_sfks.se)
Date: 2007-03-29 00:07:09
On Wed, 28 Mar 2007, B Degnan wrote: > The Plus/4 was the (or an) official computer of the Canadian Olympic > team in 1984, Yes, I've noticed that too. In COMPUTE! October 1984, there was an article named "Commodore Prepares To Roll Out The Plus/4". Quote: > Since announcing the Plus/4, Commodore has wavered about whether it > will actually market the computer. As of this writing (mid-August), > Commodore began shipping review units to major magazines and was > preparing to launch a national advertising campaign October 8, so it > appears Plus/4 will hit the shelves barely in time for the Christmas > season. The Winter Olympics 1984 were held in Sarajevo, February 8-19. The Summer Olympics 1984 were held in Los Angeles, July 28 - August 12. It is quite odd if Commodore Canada had a Plus/4 to sell by February, but in the US (and most other parts of the world) it was not released until October the same year. Maybe the "Olympic Plus/4" actually was released at the *end* of 1984, but as a commemorative item of the past year's Winter Olympics? In any case, it seems common knowledge that Commodore displayed the 264 on Winter CES in January 1984, and it would be a scoop bigger than mine to have proof of a retail C16/116/232/264/364/whatever being sold at Christmas 1983. -- Anders Carlsson Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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