[SWCollect] [OT] Roland LAPC-1

2001-07-06 Thread Stephen Lee
(Apologies for being somewhat off-topic, but I couldn't think of a better place to ask for a question of this sort ...) I'm trying to install a Roland LAPC-1 I recently acquired in a 486 that I've set up to be a Killer Retrogaming Rig (tm). (Eventually, I'll get an XT.) I only got the card

Re: [SWCollect] trademark for collectors

2001-07-06 Thread Jim Leonard
Hugh Falk wrote: Well, you can call it whatever you like. The IBM-compatible PC is a PC, but so is Apple and the others. So it isn't correct to only call that brand a PC. If you chose to be incorrect, that's your choice. I am not calling that brand a PC -- maybe you're misunderstanding

Re: [SWCollect] trademark for collectors

2001-07-06 Thread Jim Leonard
Hugh Falk wrote: I'm simply saying that it is incorrect to say that the term PC only applies to IBM/Intel-compatibles. Which term? Personal Computer, or IBM PC Model 5150? PC is an abbreviation for both. That, ultimately, is the crux of my argument. -- http://www.MobyGames.com/ The

Re: [SWCollect] trademark for collectors

2001-07-06 Thread Jim Leonard
Hugh Falk wrote: Well, you can call it whatever you like. The IBM-compatible PC is a PC, but so is Apple and the others. So it isn't correct to only call that brand a PC. If you chose to be incorrect, that's your choice. For example, you could incorrectly say something like this, I was

[SWCollect] LGoP2 mention

2001-07-06 Thread Lee K. Seitz
Since it's been a subject of recent discussion, I thought you'd like to know that Tom Sloper explains in part why Leather Goddesses of Phobos II: Gas Pump Girls Meet The Pulsating Inconvenience From Planet X was such a bad game over at MissingMatter

RE: [SWCollect] trademark for collectors

2001-07-06 Thread Hugh Falk
I'm not talking about home computers. I'm talking about Personal Computers -- computers with self contained components and not part of a mainframe system. I'm not specifically talking about computers used in the home. They can be designed for use in school or in the office, etc. Again, PC is

Re: [SWCollect] LGoP2 mention

2001-07-06 Thread Jim Leonard
Lee K. Seitz wrote: Since it's been a subject of recent discussion, I thought you'd like to know that Tom Sloper explains in part why Leather Goddesses of Phobos II: Gas Pump Girls Meet The Pulsating Inconvenience From Planet X was such a bad game over at MissingMatter

Re: [SWCollect] trademark for collectors

2001-07-06 Thread Jim Leonard
Hugh Falk wrote: PC games are generally pretty rare because people didn't really use the PC to play games until about 1985... I know what you mean (from context), but you can see how this statement could be taken wrong. Am I saying you can't use PC to refer to IBM PCs...no. You can do

Re: [SWCollect] LGoP2 mention

2001-07-06 Thread Jim Leonard
Lee K. Seitz wrote: Jim Leonard boldly stated: Lee K. Seitz wrote: Since it's been a subject of recent discussion, I thought you'd like to know that Tom Sloper explains in part why Leather Goddesses of Phobos II: Gas Pump Girls Meet The Pulsating Inconvenience From Planet X was

RE: [SWCollect] trademark for collectors

2001-07-06 Thread Hugh Falk
Okay, I think we're on the same page, but I'll sum up my points: 1) I don't care what a poll of comp USA shoppers shows they know or don't know. I'm not talking to them here. 2) PC is the technically correct term for Personal Computer. 3) PC is also a pop-culture abbreviation referring to

Re: [SWCollect] LGoP2 mention

2001-07-06 Thread C.E. Forman
Complete rundown of what I didn't like: Lot of freeze-ups. (And I was running with adequate specs.) Hardly any game. Three variations, all practically identical, all finishable within a couple of hours (the first time through). Puzzles too easy, no challenge. Interface too simplistic,