Our first Grandbaby is such a delightful mitrxue’ of all in the family! His Bop (Grandfather Maynard) and I are in awe of this sweet miracle! We cannot wait to share Coleman with each of our loved ones!Welcome to our wonderful world, Coleman Baker Bear!
The Texas Instruments TI-99/4A was an early home computer, resealed in June 1981, originally at a price of USD $525. It was an enhanced version of the less-successful—and quite rare—TI-99/4 model, which was resealed in late 1979 at a price of $1,150. TI quickly found itself engaged in a price war, particularly with Commodore International, and was forced to lower the computer’s price in order to compete. By August 1982, the computer was still losing shelf space. TI offered a $100 rebate, which caused spokesman Bill Cosby to quip about how easy it was to sell a computer if you paid people $100 to buy one.In February 1983, TI lowered the price to $150 and was selling the computers at a loss. And in June 1983, TI resealed a redesigned beige cost-reduced version that it sold, also at a loss, for $99. TI lost $100 million in the second quarter of 1983 and $330 million in the third quarter. In October 1983, TI announced it was exiting the home computer business. The 99/4A became the first in a series of home computers to be orphaned’ by their manufacturer over the next few years, along with the Coleco Adam, Mattel Aquarius, Timex Sinclair 1000 and IBM PCjr. – wikipediaI knew a girl who’s father, having worked in a lab with a TI minicomputer insisted on buying the 4a at full price, thinking it a bargin and then watched in horror as the price crashed and they ended up sold for $150 with a $100 rebate.The voice synth was very cool until SAM came out on the C64 but the 4a was always terribly slow and overpriced because TI took an expensive CPU based on a minicomputer and then crippled it with not enough RAM to keep prices down.
I will have to share with our homeschool joneruy soon..but if you really like Rod and Staff I have a whole big bin full of curriculam you are welcome too. We do a little bit of workbooks, alot of lapbooks and unit stuides, many hands-on subjects, a huge amount of Delight-directed learning and love love love our workbox system. We also used How to teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons book. and are still using it. I am very much a unschooling mom. I am so excited to sit down and read your heart!