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A little history and perspective about our "Retro-Computer" hobby.

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This thread is for anyone to post something 'educational' that relates to our TI-99/4A hobby.

 

I'll start it off with << THIS LINK >> about the history and demise of the floppy disk(s).

 

Now days the hassle and cost, even in the retro-hobby is eliminating them.

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I always found the retrospective articles on the 99/4A, and the mistakes that TI made with it, to be interesting.  I'm thinking specifically of Joseph Nocera's "Death of a Computer" article ...

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=DSsEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA136

 

... and John C. Dvorak's retrospective ...

 

http://www.dvorak.org/blog/whatever-happened-to-the-texas-instruments-home-computer/

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