OT: Re: The Purple One (was Modem tones over television or radio)

From: Hans Franke <Hans.Franke_at_mch20.sbs.de>
Date: Thu Dec 10 16:04:25 1998

Date sent: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 12:54:05 -0800
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From: Chuck McManis <cmcmanis_at_freegate.com>
To: "Discussion re-collecting of classic computers" <classiccmp_at_u.washington.edu>
Subject: OT: Re: The Purple One (was Modem tones over television or

> Lots of people in the states sell them, its called the "Actimates" Barney.
> As I understood it the toy "saw" signals in the form of IR coded pulses in
> the video and responded appropriately. There are a couple of groups on the
> net who have hacked the toy to give the dinosaur an extended, if somewhat
> less refined, vocabulary.

Any URL ? I did a quick search, but only comercial sites (like MS:
http://microsoft.com./products/hardware/actimates/barney/default.htm )
showed up - and I got a strange feeling reading about what this
toy is intended to do:

See what your child can learn with Actimates Barney!

Good Citizenship
Following Directions

Brrrrrrr.... Brave new world.


Ich denke, also bin ich, also gut
Received on Thu Dec 10 1998 - 16:04:25 GMT

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