The Dutch files

The Dutch files

by hamlet on 17-04-2020, 23:21
Topic: MSX Related
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Our founder Sander had made a discovery on his excursions through the annals of the Internet, which lets us retrace the history of MSX in the Netherlands.
The Dutch archive Delpher contains more than 100 million scanned pages of mostly newspapers but also some books and magazines. This project is driven by the Royal Dutch Library.
Of course he did, what every MSX lover would do, he typed in MSX and MSX2.
And a wealth of information pops-up: Reports about the legal fight between HsH and Sparrowsoft over ASCII products, Lots of reports/reviews on games, new MSX computers, and adverts by for example Dixons for an NMS 8250, Vroom & Dreesmann and Byte, etc.
Mostly concentrated in two newspapers from Groningen and Friesland (papers we didn't know the existed back then). Frequents writers pop up like Rob Timmer and countless articles on current events over the years.

We wish you a lot of fun with this time travel!

Relevant link:
Delpher archive

Comments (9)

By Manuel

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18-04-2020, 22:16

Heh, great... I do wonder what the 'keyboard problem' is about. Do some versions of MSX-BASIC have a very bad keyboard scanning algorithm? (Only every too many interrupts?)

By lintweaker

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19-04-2020, 12:51

Wow, good times :-) 10 3.5" Sony floppies for 45,- guilders, wauw.

By Meits

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19-04-2020, 16:14

Besides the MSX point: Loads of regional history for me. Great stuff Smile

By Sepulep

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26-04-2020, 11:35

nice..the sony review mentions calendar app bundled with the machine (memoview) ..never knew that this existed for MSX..

By SkalTura

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30-04-2020, 11:59

OMG... Fl.500,- for a VG8020 and Fl.1000,- for a NMS8250...
I have them both, but sure didn't pay that much for them Tongue

By o.geerdink

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02-05-2020, 10:39

That's a way to get through the quarantine, I wonder what they'll do when they run out of newspapers to scan. Smile2

By shaiwa

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07-05-2020, 14:31

Can remember we paid that FL.500,- back in the days for a VG8020.
Nice find btw, ohw what have i bought and used those TDK tapes Big smile

By Poltergeist

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07-05-2020, 16:30

We paid 1799 guilders for the VG-8235... A lot of money. It would be around the same around in Euro (corrected for inflation) today...

By Hypersoft

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23-05-2020, 10:42

Dutch files...ok. Ik weet nog dat ik destijds de NMS 8245 goedkoper heb gekocht,mijn vader werkte destijds bij Philips en ik kan me herinneren dat ik destijds iets van 970 gulden heb betaald voor deze MSX2.