[Coladam] We're #3!
rslopsema at sbcglobal.net
Wed Mar 21 11:03:21 EDT 2007
I AGREE with you Geoff. I came on the ADAM scene in 1989, and all the
ADAM's I have used, aquired, purchased, or otherwise had my hands on, worked
very well. Of course, I have had some of late (last 2-3 years) have a video
chip failure, but that is about it. I would have to say the ADAM was one
tough little computer, including the printer (although noisy). What happens
when a company overextends it's ability to produce, or wants to get a jump
on a market segment, is that they get caught with their "pants down" as
Coleco did with the "hurry up production - bring it to market idea". BTW,
I have some new in the box Revision 80 examples and they are fine.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Geoff Oltmans" <oltmansg at bellsouth.net>
To: "Rich Drushel" <rfd at cwru.edu>
Cc: "Adam Coleco" <coladam at adamcon.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 8:18 AM
Subject: Re: [Coladam] We're #3!
> I'd agree with that. The problem with the ADAM was that they had delays in
> production and development and shipped it to market anyway. Microsoft did
> the same thing with the Xbox 360 when it was introduced. I suppose that
> Coleco would have gotten hammered just as bad if they hadn't tried to ship
> in time for Christmas. I haven't seen too many flakey ADAMs, but maybe I'm
> just lucky since I never had one brand-new and all the DOA ones were
> either replaced or chucked in the trash.
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