[vcf-midatlantic] A most interesting find!

Randall Kindig randall.kindig at gmail.com
Sat Apr 15 09:17:12 EDT 2017

sounds like we have a similar background, Dean!  The TRS-80 Model I was my first computer, followed by the Atari 800.  (then the ST).


> On Apr 14, 2017, at 3:23 PM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> I'd love to do an Atari exhibit for thier 40th anniversary in 2019. Atari
> 800 was my second computer after the TRS-80 Model I. I did a lot more
> programming for that Atari, I think because it was more "fun". Color
> graphics, sound, a serial port and four memory mapped joystick ports. My
> friend and I wrote a two-player Battleship game in BASIC that you could
> play via modem.  Fun times.
> On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 3:04 PM Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> On 04/14/2017 02:42 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>>> My SPO256 Talker board, a Peripheral Technologies PT-68K board, A
>>>> modified Atari 520ST (with 2.5M of DRAM), an Atari 850 interface
>>>> and a WD 1001-05 interface board. There are more things but I haven't
>>>> really looked and I have more boxes.
>>>> The return of my Atari 800XL really makes me happy!
>>> Awesome!
>>> Exhibit all this at VCF East XIII. :)
>> I'll see what I can do, need to make sure everything is working. The note
>> books are a bit spooky. When I first started it was easier to take notes
>> then transfer to the computer. Tapes and cassette players were not very
>> reliable. Spookier is that the note book is so neet.
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