Tiger Learning Computer

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_crl.com>
Date: Wed Jun 4 11:33:34 1997

On Wed, 4 Jun 1997, Tim Shoppa wrote:

> But for a fraction of the cost of the "toy" version, anyone can get
> a real Apple ][+ or //e, with expansion slots, drives, etc. I'd much
> rather give my kids a machine that is readily expanded and hacked on.
> Wasn't this the appeal of the Apple ][ in the first place? It was,
> at least for me. I suppose there was a large fraction of people who
> never did anything other than run "canned" software on their Apple,
> and I suppose for them the expandibility and accesibility didn't
> mean much. The Tiger might suit their desires just fine, but the
> Tiger just isn't for me.

But it's not meant to suit you, Tim, for the reasons you mention above.
You're a hacker, and you came from the Apple world. You know what a real
apple can do and you're comparing the TLC to an Apple. You have to look
at it from the perspective that it is a kids toy that also happens to use
Apple software. Think about it. You go into your local Walmart or
Target and head over to the toy section. There you see a bunch of
electronic gizmo toys for kids, some of them being mock computers with
LCD displays that have menus for the different programs you can run.
Then right next to them is a toy laptop that boots ProDOS. Pretty cool.

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Received on Wed Jun 04 1997 - 11:33:34 BST

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