Atari ST connectors (was: Atari SIO bus connectors found)
classiccmp at memory-alpha.org.uk
Sun Oct 28 20:32:57 CDT 2007
> Oh, there was a lot of WTF on the ST....
Well, most things can be excused by the fact that it was a "rush job" and
it's quite surprising what they achieved in such a short time (what was it,
6 months from start to shop shelf?).
This is why I was so surprised by them inventing their own dialect of SCSI,
surely it would have been far easier/quicker to implement "normal" SCSI....
>....For example, why did the 400 and 800 have pretty decent
>keyboards, yet the more-expensive-and-powerful ST have such an
>abomination for a keyboard?
Actually, the 400 keyboard was pretty good for a touch keyboard....certainly
massively better than the Sinclair touch keyboards I'd been used to at the
That said, my first upgrade to that machine was a real keyboard! :-)
IKWYM about the ST keyboard, it was horrible.
Back then I was developing software for the ST, *ON* the ST, so I quickly
grew to loath that keyboard. The MegaST's keyboard was no different.
> The software was pretty good. Did you ever use Magic Sac to
>emulate a Mac? That was a pretty neat idea.
Errrrrm, I did use a Mac emulator from time to time, but I forget which one
I don't think it was "Magic Sac", didn't that one come with a cartridge into
which you fitted a set of Mac ROMs? I'm pretty sure the one I ran loaded the
ROMs from disc.
Pretty good as I recall.
TTFN - Pete.
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