Computers Manufactured in 1986

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Tue Apr 2 12:47:30 2002

Rumor has it that Torquil MacCorkle III may have mentioned these words:
>Pardon the ignorance here,
> But which would you guys consider to be the most modernly functional one
>of the 1986 bunch?
>(What I am trying to do together here is get a setup of only stuff made in
>1986.... It'd be neat to have a system exactly the same age as me :))

My vote would be the Tandy CoCo3 - multitasking OS, maximum 106x28 screen
(under OS-9) 512K Ram, hacked easily to 2M (recently hacked to *64Meg*!!)
and other things. My first '386SX with VGA was solely a "nintendo" - when I
wanted to do _real work_ I turned back to my trusty CoCo3 - for a lotta years.

It debuted in '86, and production ran until '90 or '91, with closeouts
still being listed in the catalog until '92, so they're finally
_completely_ on-topic... ;-)

Roger "Merch" Merchberger
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