[rescue] FS: Timex Sinclair 1000 in original box, mostly complete, with TS 2040 printer

rjtoegel at verizon.net rjtoegel at verizon.net
Tue May 4 23:29:40 CDT 2010

   With the proper poke, my Radio Shack Color Computer could save and load
   stuff from the cassette faster than the C-64's floppy.

   May 4, 2010 09:28:01 PM, rescue at sunhelp.org wrote:

     On May 4, 2010, at 9:21 PM, Richard wrote:
     > In article <72942396-4F63-4825-8ED3-AB2F3E0183D7 at mac.com>,
     > "Derrik Walker v2.0" writes:
     >> My first computer was a C-64 with a tape drive. [...]
     > I think a C=64, even with only cassette for storage, would have
     > much more usable. As it was I think I used this thing for like a
     > couple of days before the frustrations mounted so high I wanted to
     > to England and personally strangle Sinclair.
     > --
     Yea, Commodore's tape drive was more reliable that their floppy
     drive. I even made a tape backup program for my floppys. It was way
     cool. I did all kinds of cool stuff on the computer. It was very
     accessible, even for a snott nosed 11 year old geek - and it could
     do so many cool things right out of the box. And the best part, for
     $24.95, you could by a book that had every hardware and software
     detail you could ever need - including a schematic. Try that with
     any modern computer ( how many volumes were the Inside Mac and X
     programming books ??? )
     - Derrik
     Derrik Walker v2.0, RHCE
     lorddoomicus at mac.com
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