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8255Re: [midatlanticretro] TI99/4a Stuff I'm getting

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  • Bryan Pope
    Jun 2, 2008
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      Jim Scheef wrote:
      > Joe,
      >
      > RS-232 is serial protocol so you would need a serial printer to use
      > that interface. Doesn't the TI have a parallel port on the
      > system/keyboard unit?
      >
      > A little research will find a lot of information on the 99/4a. The
      > TI-99 was a pivotal machine in the early home computer industry and
      > would make a fine exhibit for VCF East. The machine's place in history
      > comes not from what the machine can do but from what it did to TI and
      > the rest of the home computer market at the time. TI thought they
      > could make a proprietary machine and make lots of money by keeping the
      > software market to themselves. Dig into the history and you'll find a
      > lot of interesting stuff including a third-party market that developed
      > in spite of TI.
      >
      >
      *The* TI-99/4A email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ti99-4a/

      Some other TI-99/4A (and related systems) sites:
      http://www.ti99ers.org/
      http://www.99er.net/
      http://www.mainbyte.com/ti99/

      Enjoy!

      Cheers,

      Bryan

      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: Joe Giliberti <Starbase89@...>
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, June 2, 2008 11:07:23 AM
      > Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] TI99/4a Stuff I'm getting
      >
      > es anyonw know where I can get a functional printer for the TI? As I
      > understand, I'm to be getting the RS-232c module, but I highly doubt I
      > could get any modern parallel printer working on that.
      >
      > On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 10:37 AM, Joe Giliberti <starbase89@...
      > <mailto:starbase89@...>> wrote:
      >
      > Yes, then, $7 on ebay, not that I really care. I just want
      > something to play with for right now.
      >
      > Joe
      >
      >
      > On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 6:40 AM, B. Degnan <billdeg@...
      > <mailto:billdeg@...>> wrote:
      >
      > The large rectangular "Expansion System" I think it's called
      > that gives the TI 99 4a person the ability to have disk
      > drives, modem, etc. with his TI 99.
      >
      >
      >
      > At 10:39 PM 6/1/2008 -0400, you wrote:
      >> Which expansion unit? One of the Peripheral Expansion Boxes
      >> just sold on ebay for $7.
      >>
      >> Joe
      >>
      >> On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 8:28 PM, B. Degnan
      >> <billdeg@... <mailto:billdeg@...>> wrote:
      >>>
      >>> then it's a steal. The expansion unit alone is worth $80+
      >>> bd
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>> At 08:24 PM 6/1/2008 -0400, you wrote:
      >>>> Everything does indeed work. Its a palm Tungsten. I paid
      >>>> around $100 for it, and I rarely use it.
      >>>>
      >>>> On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 8:04 PM, B. Degnan
      >>>> <billdeg@... <mailto:billdeg@...>> wrote:
      >>>>>
      >>>>> yes; but what older palm is it, and does the stuff work?
      >>>>> bd
      >>>>>
      >>>>>
      >>>>> At 06:29 PM 6/1/2008 -0400, you wrote:
      >>>>>> Trading it for an older palm handheld I have. Includes
      >>>>>> the system with all hookups, monitor, expansion box,
      >>>>>> floppy disk drive, joysticks, memory expander box, speech
      >>>>>> synthesizer, hamsoft ham radio module, and many
      >>>>>> disks/cartridges/books for assembly language, forth,
      >>>>>> logo, fortran, basic, and I think he may have said
      >>>>>> pascal. As I understand it, the Hamsoft module may
      >>>>>> actually be somewhat collectible.
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>> Sound like a good deal?
      >>>>>>
      >>>>>> Joe
      >>
      >
      >
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