earx wrote:an a500 in 1985 rotfl. with 1.44 MB RAM (?!) boot disk. what the fup is that? bootable ram? you had flash in 1985 too? )
someone wrote about the spongy ST keyboard. idd, many 8 bit machine keyboards felt a bit tougher. but it didn't withhold programmers to make a few million strokes
SCSI could have been added. after all, it came standard on amega in 1985 (i just can't stop, sorry).
You talk like a maniac earx! MY Amigo in 1974 had an Athlon x86 triple processor, 10x scsi in raid 9 array, attached to a plasma 3d holographic screen(!) cheapskate!
*And* back to reality. I'm with you fella! (earx)
Now - was the Amiga 1000 an 800 or 880k drive? constant disk detect, Kickstart loaded via floppy, until Kickstart 1.2 (which I had, on an A500), hdisk upgradeable either via the bus, or via the expansion ST506 stylee+fastRAM (I had one), the Amiga 1000 quickly being binned in favour of the A2000, then the A600, A1200 etc etc...
Biggest flaw in Atari ST design? hacked software killed it.