SWTPc PR-40 & Atari 820 (was Re: Hmm...)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Thu Jan 15 17:27:23 2004

On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Curt vendel wrote:

> The 820's simple have a connector row from its custom SIO interface to the
> mech, so if you needed a new mech, you'd just pull it out and use it as is,
> no mods.... Smart move on Atari's part back in 1980 as they needed
> peripherals and why reinvent the wheel when all they had to do was make
> their custom interface and us an off the shelf printer mech. As for the
> 825, its a all Centronic 737 inside, all Atari did was give it a new set of
> Atari clothes :-)

That's pretty common, of course. Most IBM PC printers were just Epson's
rebadged. That practice still goes on today as well. Apple StyleWriters
are either Canon bubblejets or Epson or HP.

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