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8257Re: [midatlanticretro] TI99/4a Stuff I'm getting

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  • Joe Giliberti
    Jun 2, 2008
      Completed item as of yesterday:

      http://tinyurl.com/5q7ca8

      On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 3:45 PM, Bill Degnan <billdeg@...> wrote:

      I can't believe an expansion unit is only $7


      -------- Original Message --------
      > From: Bryan Pope <bryan.pope@...>
      > Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 3:38 PM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] TI99/4a Stuff I'm getting
      >
      > 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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