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Re: More eggs

Post by Milli » Tue May 26, 2020 8:57 am

joltguy wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 3:11 pm
Looks like its a good thing we didn't spend too much time on this. While searching around for some Adam info unrelated to this Easter egg I just happened to come across This Week With My Coleco ADAM 9710.20.

If you scroll down on that page you'll find a section titled "Code Fossil: ADAMlink Modem I/O in SmartWriter" that contains all the details including this unfortunate note:
As noted in the code comments, there's no way that this can work with the ADAMlink modem as we now have it; there's no handshaking for any of the modem data port reads. So, if you try to set this up now, with a second computer ready to send a program at 300 bps, it will fail.
The same article contains the original speculation about a planned Coleco online service.
Well now we know :)
Milli

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