[Coladam] Smartwriter R81 and R84 update

Joe Blenkle jblenkle at sacnews.net
Mon Mar 8 18:07:54 CET 2010


Well, if no one else asks him...I will...but I don't have his email address.

But maybe it would be better for someone who knew him better.

Joe B.

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From: <shonmccallum at juno.com>
To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 1:31 AM
Subject: [Coladam] Smartwriter R81 and R84 update


>            Back in the 90's I spoke with Jim Walters and he informed me 
> that someone did give him Smartwriter revision 81 and 84. Revision 81 
> and/or 84 is suppose to have less bugs and more features and is the best 
> version available. Jim went into all kinds of interesting details about 
> R81 and R84 back in the 90's. Coleco official only released R80 as the 
> latest version. Coleco was most likely going to release R84 for the latest 
> Adams, but then in 1985 Coleco stopped making the Adam which made R80 
> Smartwriter the last official released version. <?xml:namespace prefix = o 
> ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
>            Back in the 90's I tried to get a copy of R84 from Jim but was 
> unsuccessful. A couple of years ago I spoke with Jim Walters and he 
> mentioned he was not doing anything more with the Adam. He still had the 
> old Adam stuff from the 90's but it sounded like the Adam was packed away.
>            I would have liked to have seen Smartwriter R84 but Jim Walters 
> is the only one I know that claims to have a working copy. I sent some 
> blank eproms to him many years ago to see if he could copy the R84 image 
> but things did not work out and I never got to see R81 or R84.
>            Last time I checked Jims telephone number and email address has 
> remained the same if anyone wants to contact him.
>
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> From: "Bob" <rslopsema at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: [Coladam] ADAM R57 file?
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> never saw one.....although I do have a R57 unit; might be interesting to 
> see
> once
>
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "mark" <mark104 at gmail.com>
> To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
> Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 8:13 PM
> Subject: [Coladam] ADAM R57 file?
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>> Does anyone have the adamr57.zip file?
>>
>> It had pictures of the board and EPROM dumps in it.
>>
>> -- 
>> -Mark
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> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2010 09:03:58 -0600
> From: "Jim Notini" <jnoti2 at comcast.net>
> Subject: Re: [Coladam] ADAM R57 file?
> To: "Bob" <rslopsema at sbcglobal.net>, "mark" <mark104 at gmail.com>
> Cc: coladam at adamcon.org
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> Back in '93, I received a bunch of Coleco hardware and software thru a
> member who happened to meet a former Coleco employee (you can read about 
> it
> in NIAD issue #95 and #96 downloadable on Joe Blenkle's site) and two of 
> the
> items were SmartWRITER eproms with revisions of 81 and 84. I passed these
> onto Jim Walters of Walters Software Co. for him to checkout and make
> available for others. Does anyone know if Jim ever did anything with these
> as I lost touch with him.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bob" <rslopsema at sbcglobal.net>
> To: "mark" <mark104 at gmail.com>
> Cc: <coladam at adamcon.org>
> Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2010 8:00 AM
> Subject: Re: [Coladam] ADAM R57 file?
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>> never saw one.....although I do have a R57 unit; might be interesting to
>> see
>> once
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "mark" <mark104 at gmail.com>
>> To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
>> Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 8:13 PM
>> Subject: [Coladam] ADAM R57 file?
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>>
>>> Does anyone have the adamr57.zip file?
>>>
>>> It had pictures of the board and EPROM dumps in it.
>>>
>>> -- 
>>> -Mark
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