The dissolution of Commodore 2903
I like to think that part of the problem was that the heads at Commodore didn't think so either. I picture them sitting in their big offices leafing through trade magazines: PC, PC, PC, PC, PC ... and at the same time, down in the basement they had these hairy weirdos working on something that was the anti-PC.
Never heard that argument before. If you mean no virtual memory, no strict ownership of memory et cetera, noone expected that from a home computer in the 1980s.
The floppy drives, you mean? Yeah, the floppy drives were more expensive, I suppose. But the drives supported "PC-style" disks and there was freeware to read them, so I felt that was a small problem. Besides, Apple did the same thing -- designing a new kind of floppy drive didn't seem such a bad idea in 1985.
Weren't you supposed to listtechnicalgoofs? One has to buttume that there were more reasons the software releases were so far inbetween -- like lack of people working on it.
transputers again was The dissolution of Commodore 2904
MIPS is widely used in embedded applications. "baroque 68ks" ?? Wash your mouth out. :-) FWIW the 88k didn't provide enough "incentive". Not...
I have a flyer for the A500 here somewhere, with a section on the future development of the Amiga. "And in the future, the transputer!".
I had never heard the word "transputer" before, and I haven't heard it since. And I'm to lazy to Google for it ;-)
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