7115Re: Something cool from iFixIt...
- Sep 1, 2010My thoughts too Allison but I wish that instead of writing a highly critical hindsight piece like that that the individual would have better spent his/her time with fresh innovation for today.
My Studio 2 was facinating to me at a time when all sorts of really neat things and technical toys were appearing. Later my unit supplied a nice 1802 and 1861 at a price that was cheaper than the cost of the parts at the time. The chips are still working in a wire-wrapped system but of course now I wish I had the Studio 2 unit back with all it's parts and simplistic games.
--- In email@example.com, "ajparent1" <kb1gmx@...> wrote:
> I find it interesting that PC Review would comment something so horribly out of context that had gone by before their selfsame creation. I got mine in something like late '78 roughly 4 years before the IBM PC. Those of us that had "PC"s then called any machine we owned a Personal Computer and the actual hardware could be most anything including PDP11, PDP8, EVK68, Altair, SWTP, COSMAC, KIM and on and on.
> As video games went it was not up the standard of later ones but
> still ahead of many it was current with that relied on fixed
> function game chips. The studio II was programmable and cheaper
> than many of the fancier machines. Then again the games world
> from about 73 to 1980 was moving about the speed of Moore's law and maybe pushing it some.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Lee Hart <leeahart@> wrote:
> > From: Mike Harpe <mike@>
> > > Since I'm new I thought I would share something to introduce myself!
> > > http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/RCA-Studio-II-Teardown/3527/1
> > Man! They certainly went out of their way to slam the poor thing, didn't they!
> > --
> > Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the one who is
> > doing it. -- Chinese proverb
> > --
> > Lee A. Hart, 814 8th Ave N, Sartell MN 56377, leeahart-at-earthlink.net
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