"Toy" computers (was Re: Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers)

From: Jeff Hellige <jhellige_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Fri Apr 26 08:00:12 2002

> > No, I've not seen mention of it in the manual for the drive.
>> Is the operation the same as using the 1541?
>Yep, you just LOAD files from it as if the Indus were a dual drive (device 8
>drive 0 being the "real" drive, device 8 drive 1 being the ROM disk). Very
>clever idea.

        That's cool. A little bit like a choice between an Atari ST
and booting it from ROM vice other machines that boot from disk.

> > Yes, the Atari version did also. They're ok if they're the
>> only applications you have though! Did the Commodore version come in
>> the black plastic carry case?
>Do you mean the main case itself?

        No, they shipped in black plastic cases, somewhat like the
cases some drills and such come in and are stored in. A friend of
mine used to use his case for disk storage....you could fit quite a
lot of disks inside of it!

>Speaking of the main case, the smoked plastic "door" and the track display
>(which doubled as the error display on the Commodore version) is also
>very slick, as well as being able to soft-write-protect a disk from the
>front control panel.

        Yes, the Atari version is the same way. I always liked
sitting there listening to it seek and read while watching the
display count down the tracks.

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