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

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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The Commodore 64 beat the ZX Spectrum on graphics, BUT:

Spectrum graphics left more to the imagination, which game playing kids certainly had. The better the graphics the less imagination you use and strange enough this makes the graphics worse in some sense.


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