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From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Mon May 12 11:46:46 1997

On Mon, 12 May 1997, Roger Merchberger wrote:

> >I think in 10 years there probably will be no memorable classic
> >computers worth collecting from the 90s. MAYBE the Mac portable, and I
> >can't think of anything else right off hand.
> Speak for yourself, buckshot! ;^>
> I can think of one *very collectible* system that was produced into the
> 90's: Try a Tandy Color Computer 3. They were produced into 1991/92, if
> memory serves. Yes, an 8-bit machine that actually had viability (and
> profitability) into the 90's!

I'm talking 90s born, bred, and dead. The CoCo3 was born and bred in the
80s. What system conceived in the 90s will likely become a classic? I
think Paul was definitely on track about the PalmTops (Newton, Pilot,
Psion, etc). Those are really cool machines. I have a Psion 3a that is
broken (just needs some repair work and it will be fine) that I was
planning on trading in for a 3c. Just now I thought back to when I had my
Aquarius with all the goodies and sold that and my Atari 2600 to trade up
to my first Apple ][+. I then realized how much I regretted that
decision, even to today. Does history repeat itself? Hmmm...guess it
depends on how much money I have when it comes time to make a decision on
the 3c.

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