Classic Displays (was RE: Future Computing Trends)

From: Doug Spence <>
Date: Thu Feb 26 05:04:01 1998

On Sun, 22 Feb 1998, Roger Merchberger wrote:


> Rather a pain to play sometimes on a nice, crisp RGB monitor when you have
> to look for the "no, the other white striped key" instead of the blue key
> for some particular door...

This reminds me (because you used the same phrase before). A loooong time
back I was complaining that my Laser 3000 had two possible colour sets in
its "HGR 5" and "HGR 6" graphics modes. You suggested hitting reset like
you do on the CoCo to get the "proper" colour set.

Well, when I finally got back to playing with my Laser 3000, I
discovered the "COLOR DEFEAT" switch on the back, put there so that you
don't have to deal with hideous colour bleed on text screens while
programming or word processing. Flicking this switch back and forth a few
times will switch the colour sets, and won't disturb the program at all.

So now I can actually use those funky sort-of-64-colour modes.

Too bad I don't have a disk drive for the thing.

Oh yeah, I'm actually considering putting up a web page for the Laser
3000. I don't know if there's much point in doing so, but it could be

> --
> Roger Merchberger | If at first you don't succeed,
> Owner, MerchWare | nuclear warhead disarmament should
> | *not* be your first career choice.

Doug Spence
Received on Thu Feb 26 1998 - 05:04:01 GMT

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