Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Tue Apr 23 09:52:39 2002

Well, what I know is that my kids had a C64 before they were both in
elementary school and had outgrown it by the time they were 10. I didn't make
that choice, having been divorced from their mother, but it was apparent to
her that they needed something more capable. They had PC/AT's when they were
10. Those were not great, but at least they were adequate. Frankly, if one
considers the competition, the Commodore people picked the video toy market to
play in rather than the home computer market, because they couldn't compete
with Apple and Radio Shack, though they attempted to compete with RS' low-end.
That low-end, e.g. COCO wasn't much to compete with. All these were capable
if you were determined to make them into what they weren't, but if you wanted
a home computer, you were better off buying something that was alread a


----- Original Message -----
From: "Cameron Kaiser" <spectre_at_stockholm.ptloma.edu>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

> > I think you may be underestimating the "home" market. After all, the
> > Apple][ was a "home" computer. By comparison the C-64 among others were
> > a baby's rattle.
> This is ridiculous.
> I wonder just what type of computer you *will* use. You don't like Macs,
> and Windows, you won't use Apples, and now you think Commodore 64s are fit
> for the pediatric population only. I only shudder to think of the invective
> you'd heap on an Atari.
> Are you this much of a curmudgeon in real life?
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