Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 9th Mar 2014 17:35 UTC
Microsoft

Not too many people will recall the short-lived era of the "MSX" initiative which was slated to pretty much take over the non-existent middle world where consumer electronics met personal computers. It was always believed, back then, that this is where the sweet spot of profits would emerge. What emerged was instead laughable MSX. It was one of Microsoft's greatest flops.

The MSX was one of the first computers I ever used. I did basic BASIC stuff on it when I was a kid.

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MSX is still "Alive and KIcking" :-p
by ml2mst on Mon 10th Mar 2014 04:53 UTC
ml2mst
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2005-08-27

I'm sorry, but the article is full of flaws. First of all the numbers are wrong MSX was introduced in 1983 and MSXII in 1986.

Not only Japanese manufacturers produced MSX machines, GoldStar and Philips where highly popular in South America, Spain, France, Netherlands, Scandinavia and the former USSR's computer classes used MSX computers in their schools.

There is still a small, yet active MSX community:

http://www.msx.org/

An MSX-fair was recently held in Nijmegen (Netherlands) on January 25 2014.

Here is a far more accurate article on MSX:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSX

At your service ;-)

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