[Coladam] Year of ADAMCon 1 and other comments

Herman L Mason Jr hlm001 at hlm-gmk.com
Mon Feb 22 12:24:03 CET 2010


Definite proof as to dates of ADAMCons and chair persons....
http://hlm-gmk.com/Adamcons.htm
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-----Original Message-----
From: coladam-bounces at adamcon.org [mailto:coladam-bounces at adamcon.org] On
Behalf Of Ronald Mitchell
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 2:18 AM
To: David
Cc: coladam at adamcon.org
Subject: Re: [Coladam] Year of ADAMCon 1 and other comments

Yes, and my first Adamcon was Adamcon 2 and that was 1990

Ron

On 21-Feb-10, at 8:27 PM, David wrote:

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>> If ADAMCON started in 1990, why in 2010 I'm organizing the ADAMCON  
>> 22, not ADAMCON 20?
>> Daniel
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> Actually, if ADAMCon #1 was in 1990, which it wasnt, this year would  
> be ADAMCon21, which it isnt. But I think you knew that!
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>> I should know cause I was at ADAMcon 01 in Orlando, FL - 1988!
>
>> Jim Notini
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> I was too and it was definitely in 1989.
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>> I'm not certain about the definition of public domain here
>
>> Daniel
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> Back in the day I would estimate most user groups had some library  
> of software and many distributed these (sold them) both amongst  
> their user group members and to the public in general. I belonged to  
> MTAG (Metro Toronto ADAM Group) and at one of the early meetings I  
> attended I was able to buy tapes with copies of CV games on them and  
> this was in 1985! Certainly commercial CV games were not PD in 1985.  
> If I look at my disk library I have a LOT of user group library  
> disks from all over the States and Canada dated in ther mid-80's and  
> tapes and a LOT of them have copies of commercial software on them.  
> My point is that copying was rife in the '80s and it wasnt a single  
> person or group. And it wasnt just ADAM it was commodore, atari, all  
> the systems at the time. We used to have a show in Toronto twice a  
> year called Computerfest. In the 90's it was more commercial and PC  
> and Mac based but back in the 80s it 50% 8-bit user groups and I  
> recall going from booth to booth and many of the clubs and user  
> groups were openly selling their "PD" libraries - which often  
> contained copies of commercial software.
>
>
>
>> Games like Apple Cider Spider and Dino Eggs may be a good addition  
>> to a Coleco fan based collection, I don't know.
>
>> But what I do know is that we can publish ColecoVision cartridges  
>> more easily now than before. Maybe David (or Dave)
>
>> who did release Fireman can do the release of some games only knew  
>> to exist by ADAMites.
>> Daniel
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>
> I would LOVE to be involved in another project to re-release "lost"  
> titles.  I have access to the resources to easily and inexpensively  
> create cartridges with or without boxes. Or on disk or tape format.  
> Releasing Fireman (an "unknown" prototype released by me last year)  
> was a wonderful project and the feedback I got was that it was  
> affordable at less cost than the average homebrew and professionally  
> done.
>
> If anyone wants to explore this further, you can reach me here very  
> easily.
>
> (And Daniel feel free to call me Dave. Friends know me as that.  
> David is usually used by my family.)
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>
>> I don't know what it is but something called Dale Integrated  
>> Service Centres is refered by FCAUG as a good place potential
>
>> to find things like Coleco ADAM stuff and electronics.
>
> Dale integrated was an authorized Coleco repair depot in Canada.  
> When I got my first ADAM in 1984 and it was defective, I was sent to  
> the local Dale Integrated to have it replaced. It was a busy place  
> that year! Years went by and I tried contacting them again to see if  
> they had a stash of goodies but got nowhere with that...
>
>
>
> By the way, I was the newletter editor for MTAG for a while and  
> would find it very amusing to see some of my newsletters again. I  
> dont have any, my ex-wife made me get rid of everything (ahem). We  
> had up to 100 subscribers at one point.
>
> I used to take articles submitted by various means and send them via  
> 300 baud modem to a Macintosh Plus and use that to edit the  
> newsletter and print them on a Mac Imagewriter dm printer!
>
>
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> Dave Hill
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