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T > TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  > Computer 99/8


 

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Wednesday 17th June 2015
Andy (USA)

The Myarc Geneve was not a "clone" of the 99/8. It used the same CPU, but absent were the Hex Bux interface, built-in speech, and the built-in USCD Pascal system. It also used a totally different operating system. People have compared it to the 99/8 but it''s in no way a "clone" of the 99/8.


Monday 30th July 2012
frank (us)

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Tuesday 8th November 2011
Stephen Boutillette

Dan you are right. I knew a few members of the North Jersey TI Users club that had them. Myarc was based in Basking Ridge, NJ and it was called the Geneve. Some used the PE box or a PC case to hose the parts. I know that at least one was still in use in the late 1990s.


Friday 2nd September 2011
Dan Cochran (Leesport, PA)

If I remember right, a company called Myarc produced a clone of this computer. I never saw one in person, but I saw ads for it in a TI-oriented magazine.


Friday 7th July 2006
Alice Myers (Washington)

The codename for the 99/8 was indeed the Armadillo. My memory is that it was virtually ready for production when marketing studies determined that the price-point they would be able to be sold for was lower than the cost of making them. If I remember correctly, competitors were pricing so low that everybody was probably losing money with each computer sold. I suspect the mind-set was "the last company to run out of money will be the winner."





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