On Fri, 11 May 2001, Marko Mäkelä wrote: > One was about multi-tasking unix-like OSes, one about something else and > the last one was hardware-related. There was almost no traffic on the > lists (at most a few messages per month). Since I merged the lists, > traffic has increased. I'm sure that the first messages on this list (by > myself, Ruud Baltissen, Frank Kontros and others) were very much hardware > oriented. c64-hackers and old-cbm merged around the time I joined, to become cbm-hackers. That produced a fruitful cross-fertilisation of ideas. > I've enjoyed following Ruud's PC-card thread on this list, although I > cannot contribute much to that. But I don't think that end-user related > discussions and daydreams belong here. Had the discussions on Jeri's > board been on a technical level (e.g. questions on how the sprite logic > should work and how it is implemented now), I wouldn't have minded. Exactly. That would have been much more my scene. Jeri and Bil Herd exchanged emails about VIC-II internals; it would have been nice to hear that sort of thing here. > To Ramses: I prefer an almost dead list with high signal to noise ratio > over what cbm-hackers has become now. Generic things can always be > discussed on other fora, such as on the Usenet or other mailing lists. I second that. Steve, I read your email with interest; one particular point I want to address here: > The current situation is interesting. I first notice that the people > complaining right now -- you and me, for example! -- are people who really > haven't contributed much to the list lately. Without projects of our own, > and without helping others, we are users, not contributors, which makes me > feel a little awkward. While I agree that I haven't been particularly locquacious on this list since my time in Austin, I think I would have been much more involved in discussions of VIC-II internals (for example). My current projects are in other 8 bit scenes at the moment - Yamaha YM2413B FM expansion pcbs for the Sega Master System console and MSX computers. On the CBM side I am focussing on the Toshiba T6721A speech chip in the Magic Voice and V364, but haven't allocated much time to that since the work in Austin. I don't like the closed, semi-commercial approach used in the J-board. Rather than discussing technical details, this list is being used as a user feedback forum to ensure that what is being designed (behind closed doors and without technical discussion) will be what the "users" want. This is just not the cbm-hackers way. In my humble opinion, of course. Richard - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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