On Thu, 24 Nov 2022 18:43:11 +0000, Duncan Snowden wrote:
> About 9 minutes in. My subject line might be a slight exaggeration, but
> Andy Finkel (long-time Commodore guy) says that the European
> subsidiaries were worried that they didn't have anything to compete
> with Sinclair [...] "the QL was still the target".
IMHO the two built-in Microdrives were the final nails in - pun intended
- Sinclair's coffin. They already were shit with the IF-1 and the ZX
Spectrum and they were big pile of s* in the QL.
Wished there would have been an affordable alternative back then when I
desperately needed (semi) quick external storage. But OH BOY was the
DISCiPLE expensive in Germany. The Opus Discovery? Unobtanium. The
Timex? Unheard of.
And here I go again with a bunch of cartridges that need foam/felt
replacement to be usable again. And having arrived there, I found out
the hard way about the BASF Superchrome's magnetic print-through issue.