Color Computer history

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... I owned a Radio Shack/Tandy "Color Computer" as my second computer. I started with an original "CoCo I", but eventually moved up to the spiffy "CoCo III" model.

I first used the native built-in ""Extended Basic" environment.. but then eventually moved to running microware's OS-9 on it. And thus, my true forrays into programmer started (at around age 16).

Turns out, i was a prolific little... fellow. As I was reminded, by this page. My online identity on Delphi (before internet was common/cheap), was THEFERRET (hence the website mascot!)
(Holey moley! "Delphi Forums CoCo SIG" still exists, in 2021!)

I also had a programming article published, in the now defunct "Rainbow Magazine"(named because of the "Color Computer", not because of any other social type of leaning)

Hey, someone archived Rainbow in text-searchable format! I found some things with my name on em. The issue with the most mentions of me, seems to be: the Oct 1992 issue.

but my real claim to fame was my full article, published in the May 1989 issue.
A word of warning: it is incredibly technical, and is guaranteed to lose anyone who has not been indoctrinated into the innards of the CoCo, OS9, and other black magics.

Nostalgia time!

I found this nice youtube montage of some of the top games for the old system. I played many of them as a young lad,and found this very nostalgic :)

20 Games that Defined the Tandy Color Computer

And then this site seems to have reviewed almost every CoCo game ever made:

Written by: Philip Brown
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