Tiger Learning Computer

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_crl.com>
Date: Wed Jun 4 10:40:19 1997

On Wed, 4 Jun 1997, Sam Ismail wrote:

> > You guys will have to let me step in here and express a few
> > questions which demonstrate my ignorance of the Tiger Learning
> > Computer and its attraction:
> >
> > 1. Am I correct in assuming that it is impossible to run software
> > on the Tiger unless it comes in the form of a manufacturer
> > supplied cartridge?
> >
> > 2. Am I correct in assuming that there is no cartridge with Integer
> > or Applesoft Basic?
> >
> > Don't #1 and #2 above pretty much limit the user to running an
> > incredibly tiny set of software? If so, then isn't the Tiger
> > little more than a incredibly stunted and dead-ended version of
> > the Apple II architecture? Sorry folks, maybe the Tiger just
> > isn't for me...
> Until someone (me) figures out how to attach a disk drive to it. Will
> you buy one then?

Actually, after pondering this a bit, I take this answer back and submit the

Why? Because it's the first new Apple ][ based product since the late
80's. It's based on the stuff of legends...I'm sure somewhere inside it
has traces of Woz. It wasn't meant to be useful as an Apple ][. It's
meant to be a toy for kids to learn about computers on. This could be
any old toy with any old CPU like the many that are out there, but it's
not. It's based on an Apple //e and, if you *can* get the programs on
it, will run any apple // software. For something that's meant as a toy,
that's pretty cool.

Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass
Received on Wed Jun 04 1997 - 10:40:19 BST

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