Coco variations (was: Proper name for Tandy Color Computer?
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Tue Jun 14 19:16:04 CDT 2005
> I believe the videotex terminal was the predecessor to the coco 1. It's
> motherboard was based on Motorola's reference design for the 6809.
I was under the impression that the CoCo was sold first (which was
designed first is another matter). The CoCo 1 design is very close to the
Motorola app note for the 6883 SAM...
> The videotex machine was silver. The later white coco 1's were general
Early CoCo1s were silver too...
> purpose machines (I'm not sure if they all had 64K but maybe). At the
> very least they had a different keyboard.
> The original chiclet keyboard has one advantage-- you can put a template
> over it to give special meaning to each key, and these templates were
> shipped with some programs.
YEs, I have a couple. I can't remember which programs they're for,
though, and I am not going to hunt for them to check...
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