Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Apr 2012 11:33 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The BBC reviews the Raspberry Pi. "The device may inspire a new generation of computer programmers or it could leave children used to smartphones and tablet computers baffled and bewildered. A great experiment with the way we teach computing has begun and we can't be sure how it will end." Mine's coming the week of May 21.
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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 27th Apr 2012 20:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

I once had a whole bunch of old computer magazines, sadly they have gone missing. But I do remember one featured an ad for the IBM PC, only $14,999.

It does seem prices have come down!

It would be great if cheap add-ons for the Pi were made to extend it. But I won't buy one until some very cool cases arrive. I guess I could make my own, but I'm not that confident I could make it look really nice.

A small LCD screen would be cool, turning it in to a Atari Portfolio or Epson PX-8 kind of device.

I have a working PX-8, looking almost new:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epson_PX-8_Geneva

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RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by jgagnon on Fri 27th Apr 2012 21:52 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

My first computer exposure was with a TI-99/4A that my then soon-to-be brother-in-law had. My older brother then bought a Commodore VIC 20 and a year later I had my own C64. I've been dabbling ever since.

I don't have any of my old C64 stuff but I did buy an Amiga 500 many years ago that is now collecting dust. :p

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RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 27th Apr 2012 22:02 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

You can buy anything you want on sites like eBay, although some rare stuff may take time to show up.

Today I played Revs on a Commodore 128. It has a cartridge with a SD card. The computers boots in to a menu, allowing you to start games from the SD. I loaded Revs from a 5.25" floppy though.

A bit like my Amiga 1200, all its software and loads of games are on an internal CF card. Together with the 68060 board makes it fly faster than light!

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