[vcf-midatlantic] Lego Logo 9767 Apple II Interface Build
ragooman at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 10:44:00 EDT 2016
On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 10:39 AM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Neil, agreed. This was marketed exclusively at the education market. Also,
> it is possible to use a standard PC parallel port with a custom cable to
> interface with the box:
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 10:16 AM, Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > On 09/13/2016 10:01 AM, Dan Roganti via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > One of the things I noticed was how the early Lego revolution never
> >> across the home computer market. So many other computers would take
> >> advantage of this. It appears it was primarily focused on Apple alone at
> >> first. As usual they probably worked out some marketing deal to prevent
> >> that. The only other it seems was the IBM PC who was afforded this
> >> interface - mostly likely because that IBM was just as popular and it's
> >> name recognition.
> > My 2 cents ..
> > The Lego kit was probably expensive and focused on the education market
> > where Apple was king.
yes, Apple was king in the Education market
But after they spent thousands on the Apple 2 hardware,
The schools were often cash strapped to buy anything more hardware.
Perhaps just one Lego kit which they all had to share
Nothing's changed, same problem as with the Lego Mindstorm
I use to volunteer for the school's robot club
/ \__/ Scotty, We Need More Power !!
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