Tiger Learning Computer

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_crl.com>
Date: Wed Jun 4 00:23:07 1997

On Tue, 3 Jun 1997, Jim wrote:

> The weird part isn't objective though. Part of me is rejoicing at the idea of
> this little throwback to the early 80s. I got a little piece of the excitement
> I had unpacking my 64 the first time unpacking the Tiger. And seeing it abuse
> my TV into pretending to be a computer monitor, even though it is a little
> fuzzy, made me smile. This, for me is how computing was. Part of me sits and
> scoffs at the tiger - and my '64 for that matter - when in the next room I have
> a lan full of reasonably modern PCs with orders of magnitude more power. Even
> my quasi-classic GS is head and shoulders above the tiger as a computer. But
> the tiger has something none of my other machines do. I'm not sure what, to
> be honest, maybe just nostalgia, maybe not.

I think its the fact that it has two slots and carthridges, which no
apple ever had. The apple was not a carthridge machine, it was a slot
machine (er, not Las Vegas style).

> Anyway, I'm keeping it. Even if I do keep expecting the flip top to have a
> screen in it. (at least it comes off. :)

Thanks for a good article. I can't wait to get mine. And just think,
you don't have to wait 10 years for it to become a classic. Since its
based on the Apple //e, its kinda already a classic. Its a paradox or

Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass
Received on Wed Jun 04 1997 - 00:23:07 BST

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