The cost of collecting debate

From: John Honniball <>
Date: Fri Jun 30 05:08:40 2000

On Thu, 29 Jun 2000 19:18:41 +0100 (BST) Tony Duell
<> wrote:
> The machine sold in the UK as the 'Sirius' seems to be the same machine s
> the US Victor 9000 (although I've never seen the latter).

As far as I know, they are the same machine, different

> 3 6522 VIAs on the motherboard, for system control functions, the
> Printer/GPIB port and the user port
> Sound I/O using a 6852 and a CODEC chip
> A strange video system. There's 2K*16 bits of video RAM, with a 6845 CRT

The Sirius was designed by Chuck Peddle, who also designed
the PET and the 6502. One of the early demo programs
showed a bit-mapped image of him on the screen of the

John Honniball
University of the West of England
Received on Fri Jun 30 2000 - 05:08:40 BST

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