Re: New list please RE: C64 w/No Original Silicon!!!!

From: Richard Atkinson (
Date: 2001-05-11 15:58:51

On Fri, 11 May 2001, Ruud Baltissen wrote:

> > It is becoming
> > increasingly difficult to filter through all the posts.....
> Once a while there are postings which don't interest me. But having seen
> many lists, this is the only one I realy feel home.

I agree, about the cbm-hackers of old. However, the nature of the list has
changed somewhat in recent months. There are many more Americans here now,
who talk about expensive peripherals and what they would like to see in
new designs and how much they'd be prepared to pay for it, but very little
in the way of actual technical contributions of their own. By that I mean
things they've actually implemented themselves. That's comp.sys.cbm type
material, not cbm-hackers.

> > ....the kind of material that used to be common here.
>                                 ^^^^
> No offence meant, but what are you missing?

It's still here, just much lower volume than the Ellsworth stuff. And it's
harder to find, whereas previously it was the only thing discussed on the
list, more or less. There's no reason why both discussions shouldn't
continue; just on seperate lists. People can always subscribe to both.

I don't mean to offend anyone, and I appreciate that my use of the word
"Americans" is a rash generalisation which only holds partly true. I would
much rather people talked about hacking CBM hardware. There is a seperate
SuperCPU mailing list which serves very well for SuperCPU people, and a
Homestead mailing list for CBM "users". In a similar vein I really think
there ought to be a J-board mailing list. Any suggestions for a list name?


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