Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Jun 2009 17:09 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "There's no such thing as the perfect computer, and never has been. But in the personal computer's long and varied history, some computers have been decidedly less perfect than others. Many early PCs shipped with major design flaws that either sunk platforms outright or considerably slowed down their adoption by the public. Decades later, we can still learn from these multi-million dollar mistakes. By no means is the following list exhaustive; one could probably write about the flaws of every PC ever released. But when considering past design mistakes, these examples spring to my mind."
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TI-99/4A
by boblowski on Tue 16th Jun 2009 09:13 UTC
boblowski
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2007-07-23

My very very first computer ever... (Indulges in sentimental nostalgic thoughts)

Man, you have no clue how much fun I had with that computer. Slow? Yeah perhaps, but what did I know? Crap Basic? Sure, but it was the only thing I was familiar with at the time. Silly sidecar expansion? Absolutely, but I didn't have the money to buy any of those fancy expansion units anyway. That Extended Basic module was more than expensive enough for me back then... :-))

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