Intecolor Terminal Acquisition Report

From: Anthony Clifton - KC0CUE <>
Date: Sun Nov 14 16:13:52 1999

Picked up a spiffy Intecolor terminal for free today. I recall one, circa
83 or so, used
as the console on an HVAC system at my University. They were really nice,

What's more interested, however, is WHERE I picked it up...from an employee at
Microware in West Des Moines. I got to see their new building that they moved
into last year. For those of you who don't know, they are the company that
OS-9, used on things like Cocos alot.

At any rate, I never saw so much cool OS-9 stuff in my life! The guy who
gave me
the terminal was showing me some websites where people are doing some of the
most amazing things with Cocos.

One URL is, which is the home page for Penn Fest,
is a weekend long fest for those into Coco's. Some cool images.

People are expanding Coco's with real I/O, 4 mhz upgrades by turning off
some of
Tandy's custom chips, 2 and 4 megabyte RAM upgrades, make the graphics chip
do more colors than it's supposed to be able to do. IDE interfaces, SCSI

I'm not into Coco stuff personally but I was impressed at what folks are doing.

Just thought I'd share the fun.

Anthony Clifton - Wirehead
Received on Sun Nov 14 1999 - 16:13:52 GMT

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