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Re: IMSAI

Great news, it will be in the right hands. Hopefully some of the Kickstarter options involve purchasing complete systems!
by Bill Loguidice
Aug Fri 03, 2012 4:22 pm
 
Forum: Venues, projects and off topic stuff - NO SPAM
Topic: IMSAI
Replies: 21
Views: 46690

Re: Another Commodore comeback?

I dont understand what they are doing who would really use a pc with a C64 keyboard.. ? it would be painful like hell. I'll never buy their stuff... Commdore always had rather bad keyboards. I'm rather waiting for Vince next creation :) I'm craving for a commodore cbm 8000 -- didier All other consi...
by Bill Loguidice
Dec Wed 14, 2011 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Venues, projects and off topic stuff - NO SPAM
Topic: Another Commodore comeback?
Replies: 7
Views: 25594

Re: Another Commodore comeback?

I agree 100% that PC-in-a-keyboard has significant utility under several scenarios. I'm more frustrated by this company's actions overall. I'm certainly willing to give them a second chance though with this C-64 breadbox PC, but I also see it as a lost opportunity if it's going to be in the same $49...
by Bill Loguidice
Dec Wed 22, 2010 11:06 am
 
Forum: Venues, projects and off topic stuff - NO SPAM
Topic: Another Commodore comeback?
Replies: 7
Views: 25594

Re: Another Commodore comeback?

They sold those generic zero footprint PC's (which is all the "Pheonix" version is--the Commodore name was nothing more than publicity purposes) for a while, or least they had prices posted for a while. They were insanely priced, like $599 on up, and typically well up. All they really are ...
by Bill Loguidice
Dec Tue 21, 2010 6:23 pm
 
Forum: Venues, projects and off topic stuff - NO SPAM
Topic: Another Commodore comeback?
Replies: 7
Views: 25594

Re: Another Commodore comeback?

I talked about it here: http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/node/3724 and previously, here: http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/node/3430 . I've been highly critical of the people behind that organization in the past because they initially lied about having ANY rights to the Commodore name and basically...
by Bill Loguidice
Dec Tue 21, 2010 12:36 pm
 
Forum: Venues, projects and off topic stuff - NO SPAM
Topic: Another Commodore comeback?
Replies: 7
Views: 25594

Re: Completed unit received tody!

No shame at all. I'm looking forward to my pre-built unit arriving as well. No need to go into all the reasons, but for me, it just makes sense since I'd rather spend the time working with the thing than building the thing.
by Bill Loguidice
Aug Tue 10, 2010 4:31 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Completed unit received tody!
Replies: 3
Views: 6341

I think you should enable it on startup. It's not like you can't do the original command anyway, right, so it's not like you're disabling features, you're just adding one. It's almost like a logical .1 update to the software with zero repercussions.
by Bill Loguidice
Apr Thu 01, 2010 12:02 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Microsoft BASIC and back space
Replies: 6
Views: 10264

The toggle switches were definitely a relief, Vince, as honestly, that's what I'm personally after -- a cheap (or, to put it better, "inexpensive") and reliable way to experiment with classic-style switch-based computing. As far as I know, there will be no cheaper way to do that than your ...
by Bill Loguidice
Apr Thu 01, 2010 11:50 am
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Altair 8800 Micro Project Status
Replies: 56
Views: 83418

I think it's a fantastic idea, particularly with the ability to turn the feature on or off. I think most of us are so trained to backspace these days, that it would be a shame not to have it send the _ command.
by Bill Loguidice
Mar Tue 30, 2010 4:21 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Microsoft BASIC and back space
Replies: 6
Views: 10264

Can you just restate your full plans with this project one more time? I take it it's to perfect this scaled down (in size, only) version and then you also plan to make a full sized version as well, right? I assume that would be at least double the price complete, right?
by Bill Loguidice
Mar Tue 30, 2010 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Altair 8800 Micro Project Status
Replies: 56
Views: 83418

Speed variations won't cause any compatibility issues, right, it's just how quickly the code itself executes?
by Bill Loguidice
Mar Tue 02, 2010 3:30 pm
 
Forum: Venues, projects and off topic stuff - NO SPAM
Topic: Third and final attempt at the Altair project
Replies: 73
Views: 126363

That's an interesting perspective, Fippy. I want one for precisely the opposite reason from you, as I'd like to work with a switched computer for historical and nostalgia purposes. Getting an authentic one is cost prohibitive (at least I don't have $1000+ to get one) and ensuring that it works is a ...
by Bill Loguidice
Feb Fri 05, 2010 3:30 pm
 
Forum: Venues, projects and off topic stuff - NO SPAM
Topic: Third and final attempt at the Altair project
Replies: 73
Views: 126363

That is a tremendous price. I'd probably want a fully assembled one, so I hope that's still an option.
by Bill Loguidice
Feb Tue 02, 2010 4:17 pm
 
Forum: Venues, projects and off topic stuff - NO SPAM
Topic: Third and final attempt at the Altair project
Replies: 73
Views: 126363

I'm actually stunned that they used a Webcam for some of the interviews. I specifically disallowed it's use for the film we're working on for Lux Digital Pictures, but seeing it in action there has made me reconsider for a moment.

Awesome to see you in the film, Vince...
by Bill Loguidice
Jan Mon 11, 2010 12:46 pm
 
Forum: Venues, projects and off topic stuff - NO SPAM
Topic: Welcome to Macintosh
Replies: 3
Views: 6697

That sounds like a good approach, Vince. Whatever keeps the costs down of the core unit would be helpful too, as this one will no doubt be one of your most expensive works.
by Bill Loguidice
Jan Tue 05, 2010 10:53 am
 
Forum: Venues, projects and off topic stuff - NO SPAM
Topic: Third and final attempt at the Altair project
Replies: 73
Views: 126363
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