TI99 (was Re: 8088s seattle comp.)

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_crl.com>
Date: Tue Jun 10 01:44:30 1997

On Mon, 9 Jun 1997, Bill Whitson wrote:

> Not along the same topic but I'm curious - just how
> popular was the TI99. From what I've seen scrounging
> over the years it looks like it might have been the
> most popular (or at least most numerous) micro ever made.
> Now, I know that's not true. It's just strange - I
> could go out this weekend and easily come home with 30-
> 40 of these machines, wait a month or two and probably do
> it again. There's one local junk store here that had
> 11 of them lying around when last I checked. They're
> like roaches ;).

Personally, my opinion of the TI-99/4a varies from stupid piece of shit
to semi-decent machine. Today I feel like stupid piece of shit. It was
almost completely closed, it's BASIC sucked and was slow, it's keyboard
sucked, and if it wasn't for the hordes of TI-99 faithfuls it would've
been just a footnote. I don't understand what the big attraction was,
but then, I came from the world of Apple ][, to which nothing could
compare (uh oh, here come the holy wars).

Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass
Received on Tue Jun 10 1997 - 01:44:30 BST

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