CLS9 on the CoCo



  • 1. Hyperlink 2.5e problems
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CLS9 on the CoCo

Postby Clockmeister » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 09:13:40 GMT

Displays the name "Microsoft"

Just so you know.

Re: CLS9 on the CoCo

Postby a2user » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 10:07:55 GMT

In article <435eca17$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, "Clockmeister"

And pressing the following two keys (and holding them down while pressing
the black reset button on the back of the CoCo 3):


....will display a graphic image of some Microware programmers who updated
some of the ROM code in the CoCo 3.

I did this to a Radio Shack salesperson in 1986 (while he wasn't looking)
and it shocked him as to how fast I could create a high resolution graphic
image in a matter of mere seconds.  I attempted to teach him how to hold
down those two keys and press reset, but I don't think he ever got the
hang of it.  He was still trying to master those keystrokes as I walked
out the store with my newly purchased DMP-105 printer.

Re: CLS9 on the CoCo

Postby Sam Gillett » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 13:01:43 GMT

"a2user" wrote ...

I used to enter a short BASIC program in K-Mart, Sears, and other places
where computers were sold back in those days.


When I ran my little program it would clear the screen and leave my little
prompt at the bottom.  After an unsuspecting customer entered his name he
would see it endlessly scrolling up the screen and panic, thinking the sales
people would think it was him/her who broke their computer.  Fun to watch
Best regards,

Sam Gillett

Change is inevitable,
except from vending machines!

Re: CLS9 on the CoCo

Postby Alex Taylor » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 16:05:53 GMT

That reminds me of the power-on message of the Dragon 32, which says (C) 
1982 Microsoft, amongst other things. I always wondered if anyone at 
Microsoft ever remembered writing the BASIC for the Dragon 32.

Alex Taylor

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