Too funny as this reminded me of something one of the guys wrote about the '84 CES show. The guy's name was Steve Finkle, brother to Andy Finkle who was head of the games group. Steve was extremely witty and cynical and is now an Assistant Attorney General in New Jersey. We always looked forward to his take on events and he is also the author of the Siglish Dictionary which translated Sig Hartman's (VP Software) into English. So going on memory there was a piece that went "day two of CES and the visitors continue to ignore the Plus 4 in droves, they compete to see who can ignore it the most. Members from Marketing stand by with knowing smiles as they had beat everyone to the punch of ignoring the Plus 4 as they had been ignoring it for months". Sadley there was a lot of truth in what he wrote. It also may have still been called the 264 at this point. Bil -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of didier derny Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:46 AM To: email@example.com Subject: about the plus4 Hi, until recently I totally ignored the plus4 I was not even aware that it was really sold... so I bought one and found a strange machine. 1/ it's not running any other commodore software (c64/vic20) 2/ it's totally different... 3/ the sound is so bad that its' not even thinkable to write a game for this machine... 4/ why a 6551 an the lack of a complete serial port (could be nice as a terminal for emulations)... 5/ why not 80 columns (I think it would be terrible with 80 col). 6/ more colors but no sprites, so almost useless for the games.. when I check the schematics, there is some genius in this machine I like it's simplicity I found the way it's designed kind of fantastic. the 7501 / TED are doing most of the job. but I dont see any real use :( - bad machine for games - bad machine for professional use Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2012-04-24 21:00:14
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