Talk:DAI Personal Computer
Static electricity reset claim
Although, it is technically possible (due to floating c-mos inputs and/or very close-call digital signal timing) I removed the following sentence "The computer had a unique, undocumented, feature. It was often possible to effect a reset by simply waving a hand over it! The static electricity thus generated was the culprit." Because its an extraordinary claim, that is not supported by any references (I searched but could not find any). So according to Wikipedia policy WP:REDFLAG I am removing it. Mahjongg (talk) 13:51, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
I co-wrote the user manual for the DAI and I frequently reset the machine I was using by waving my hand over it. Also, the BASIC interpreter was optimised to do an extremely fast loop, so FOR A = 1 TO 10000 NEXT A was impressively fast by the standards of the day, but FOR A = 1 TO 10000 STEP 1 NEXT A took forever!
t 2012-04-13, I got an email from David Lockey, the hardware designer of the DAI:
The Wiki entry is comprehensive so I can only add a memory that David Collier saved the software on teletype paper tape. The result was a large spool and because of the time to repunch, software patching became almost an exercise in origami.
A nice snippet of information, but a bit too anecdotal for the current page. So I added it to my own site: http://fjkraan.home.xs4all.nl/comp/dai/insideInfo.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by Electrickery (talk • contribs) 12:39, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
Connectors, video standards
I noticed some small details in technical specification segment which needed correction. As a newbie (this is my first posting on Wiki) I am not sure but hope I have done it correctly and ethically. I am a big fan of DAI, still running 2 of them (yes, a DAI and an INDATA). I never experienced a problem with self-reset so I think it is good that the static-electricity claim was removed. Also, I am not sure that a NTSC version was ever made. I doubt it but it would be good to hear the fact from relevant source, perhaps you David know? There was a large user group in France but never heard if guys there were using SECAM or PAL machines, I mean was a SECAM version ever developed? Perhaps this article should list PAL only until it is cleared about SECAM and NTSC. (8bitDYNO (talk) 08:57, 14 December 2012 (UTC))