Prices to pay for old computers...

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Sat May 23 00:34:14 1998

On Fri, 22 May 1998, Russ/Alice Blakeman wrote:

> My understanding of Commode-Ore is that there is a chip within the cassette
> interface that allows the pooter to talk to the cassette drive. Of course
> Commodore (like many others, Apple comes to mind) was very good at keeping
> most of their stuff proprietry in some (even small) way to dissuade the owners
> from buying aftermarket.

Well, if you're alluding to the Disk ][, this was not an effort by Apple
to be "non-standard", but was basically due to the brilliant hacks of
Steve Wozniak in adding an inexpensive and simple disk controller to the
Apple ][. And as far as aftermarket goes, I can't think of even one drive
that was made to work on any Commodore that wasn't manufactured by
Commodore, but I myself have at least five examples of disk drives made
for the Apple by random no name manufacturers.

Sam Alternate e-mail:
Ever onward.

                 September 26 & 27...Vintage Computer Festival 2
                   See for details!
                        [Last web page update: 05/11/98]
Received on Sat May 23 1998 - 00:34:14 BST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:31:13 BST