In Defense of ADAM from 1984 of Family Computing magazine


I’m always amused to find anything written about the Coleco ADAM computer, whether positive or negative, because it was never as popular as the Apple II or Commodore 64.  However, it has, in my opinion, an important place in personal computing history for both positive and negative reasons, though fools will only mention the negative.  FOOLS I SAY!

So while looking through Family Computing magazine before bed (I have a few issues, need more) I found some letters to the editor about the ADAM in the 1984 May edition.  ADAM user Tom Tisby thought the publication made a mistake by citing the digital data tape drive capacity as 500k.  No biggie, but offered some advice on how to get a clearer picture on the TV screen.

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Then George Knochel wrote in and I have to say, what he wrote is spot on.  This would have been something I would have complained about as well.   Read the letters for yourself to see what I mean.

One thought on “In Defense of ADAM from 1984 of Family Computing magazine

  1. Wow, I almost forgot about this magazine back in the day. I use to spend hours typing in program code throughout its pages to run on my Adam. Just about the only magazine out there that had anything for Adam SmartBasic.

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