cool article

Brian Lanning brianlanning at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 13:46:46 CDT 2009


On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 1:35 PM, Chuck Guzis<cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> I didn't follow the TI 99/4 home computer and don't remember much
> from it (other than it was sold at the TI retail stores.
>
> Was the reason for the design perhaps an intentional crippling of the
> consumer device because of perceived sales threat to the TI 990/4
> (and later) minis that used the same TMS9900 chip?

Not sure about the TI, but that line of thinking was definitely behind
some of the other machines, the PCjr for example.  How many times,
even recently, have we heard that a certain CPU or computer design was
only for servers?



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