Re: about the plus4

From: Gábor Lénárt <>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 00:12:59 +0200
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On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 09:43:19PM +0200, Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
> > (something like TIM from the CBM series would have been enough for
> > me) while the 264 series had the great BASIC 3.5 but lacked the
> > sound and video capabilities.
> In fact, I always considered this to be an advantage of the C64.
> Why? Everyone trying to do sound and/or video was forced to learn about
> peek, poke, and the like. From there, it was not very far to learn
> assembly.
> With many other machines with their fancy BASIC, people got stuck with
> the BASIC. Thus, they never considered really learning about the inner
> parts of their machine.

:) There must be some truth in it; in the "old days" even just gamers could
deal with "tape turbos" or later (DOS on PCs) himem.sys stuffs etc. So they
had some ideas about the system at least on lower levels.
Currently, most PC users does not even know anything on their computers.

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