Adam@Home by Rob Harrell for May 08, 2010

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    Jackknife15  over 12 years ago

    I doubt it, Joe.

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    bald  over 12 years ago

    my first video game system was a coleco it had an atari game adapter. ohhhhh those long nights of no sleep then off to work only to get home and go back to the games

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    runar  over 12 years ago

    Both Tandy and Coleco started out making leather hobby stuff - kits for making wallets, belts & stuff like that. Coleco branched out into swimming pools, then toys, then video games.

    I worrked at Coleco in the early ’80s whent the Adam was in development - it was neat getting paid to work on games.

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  over 12 years ago

    From 1976 to 2002, Radio Shack was one of my favorite elecronic stores, but not anymore. Now it’s

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    Bob.  over 12 years ago

    Does anyone remember Allied that turned into Radio Shack. Big catalog from which you could order most any part you needed.

    I think they had a main store in Chicago, but that was about it. All mail order.

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    Joe_Minotaur  over 12 years ago


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    LFate Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Tandy leather is still around.

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    dante.deangelo  over 12 years ago

    Oh my, Coleco. I remember my youngest beggin for Colecovision, I gave in. But it was the last videogame system I ever bought.

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    rotts  over 12 years ago

    I had a Sinclair - little box about the size of a thin paperback book.

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    ninetoes  over 12 years ago

    My dad got thee family an Adam for Christmas. Just before Coleco announced they were dropping it.

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    jpozenel  over 12 years ago

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    gblehgocomics  over 12 years ago

    to clarify jtpozenel’s terrific link:

    ahh, there’s one of the good point for adam@home. PUNS!!

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    jimclements  over 12 years ago

    My first computer, a gift when I was ill. It opened a new world for me, one I’ve not left since. Thanks ADAM – for all the curses, the enjoyment, the laughter and most of all for all the friends you introduced me to around the world. Including a bunch right here. Cheers all!

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    craigwestlake  over 12 years ago

    I still have my ADAM carefully packed away. The Z80 processor was one of the finest ever built (at that time) and I fought to keep ADAM alive. Coleco is the poster-child example of a company shooting themselves in the foot by poor marketing and then refusing to admit they made a mistake.

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    bubujin_2 Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Adam should be tanned for that lame pun.

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    nobody_special Premium Member over 12 years ago

    What actually happened was that some snake came along with an Apple and drove the Adam out of the marketplace …

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