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  1. Does it also support dragon cart?
  2. Rip... :( didn't realize he was as young as he was before this thread. Another blow.
  3. Ok. I was thinking it might be easier to get outside email working by having a modern email server act like it is another plato system. You could set it to be an open relay on a interface with vpn between systems. Or even easier if it is just another virtual machine.
  4. Do plato systems have a means to share / transfer notes between different plato systems?
  5. I remember the paperclip word processor was pretty good. 40 col but I was happy using it into the 90s.
  6. I wonder what the price for the eclaire would be if it were mass produced... I am often surprised at how cheap something electronic can be if you order 100k. Also; I think Curt Vendal mentioned putting an area to add a vcs cartridge connector on a flashback w/o a cart slot... re: if say an sio had to be left off the board for cost saving... as long as the plastic has a pop out and it can be added to the motherboard after the fact....
  7. Don't really mind if the creator doesnt. It is good to keep them available.
  8. I was offered a technician job at a it surplus store when they noticed I knew what scsi to rll adapters were (learned from my MIO). Also; the atari taught me how commands (like in ms dos) worked and how to figure out problems. Been a tech, network admin, and sys admin... looking at retirement soon. So; my atari basically gave me my career.
  9. I've seen a visual basic with a compiler, for the 2600, that runs on a PC. Looked super slick Is there anything like that... that uses a basic for the 8 bit computers? I've seen something like it but it didn't appear to be basic.
  10. I used my atari in college (1988ish). Paperclip and a dot matrix. Worked fine.
  11. back in the day on PCs MFM controllers had a low level format program on the card you could activate from a command prompt in dos (debug g=c800:5 for adaptec). I actually ran a MFM drive on an MIO forever ago but do not recall how I low level formatted it. I do recall low level was required for MFM drives.
  12. They dropped it when they were already in decline. I worked there for a few years 25 years ago (at 5 or six locations) and even then I was surprised at how few do it yourselfers there were. This was pre China... less do it yourselfers definitely hurt them. One thing I noticed was that they hired a CEO from outside. They started new ventures (incredible universe, computer city) that would then hire managers without Tandy experience (something the old promoted from within CEOs would not do). This lack of institutional continuity really hurt them (incredible universe and computer city both failed). I also worked at computer city for awhile and was surprised at how little the managers knew about how Tandy worked (what budgets to charge extended warranty repairs to) or how to use its services (look up lost receipt info for customers with warranties).These were managers at a large store who didn't know things that every Radio Shack store manager and some employee (re: me) knew. There were other examples... but it was a long time ago and those two are off the top of my head.... It also seemed like this started getting over to the RS side. Going to RS and having employees who couldn't get you what you needed because they didn't know how or how their company worked would just push you to buy from somewhere else.
  13. Do versions matter? Re: would a CPU or support chips from a 400/800 or 1200xl work?
  14. Freeing up slot 3 would be really useful. Then we'd have a card slot to play with as a card slot instead of 16k memory holder. PS Thanks for what you have done already. Very nice.
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