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

From: Bryan Pope <bpope_at_wordstock.com>
Date: Tue Apr 23 10:28:17 2002

And thusly Richard Erlacher spake:
> 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
> computer.

I don't understand how you can call the Commodore 64 a "video toy". My C64
was used for games, but it was also used to do spreadsheets and word
processing. Now compare the cost of the 64 to a PC/AT at the time. And if it
wasn't for this "video toy", I would not be where I am today. (Actually, I
started with the PET, but that is pretty close to a 64)

And I believe that the C64 graphics kicked the PC/AT's ass... ;)


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