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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #210 on: 2022.April.18. 14:12:33 »
Original and bugfixed 2.0&2.1, ep128emu use bugfixed versions.

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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #211 on: 2022.April.18. 15:32:28 »
So what is 2.2 and who did it?

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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #212 on: 2022.April.18. 16:06:45 »
I don't understand, I have taken 2.1 from the emulator.

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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #213 on: 2022.April.18. 17:09:36 »
I don't understand, I have taken 2.1 from the emulator.
Emulator using my bugfixed BASIC ROMs, not the original. I think if you compare the original 2.1 (uploaded previously) with that 2.2 then not find the mentioned differences. Probably just the version number will be different.

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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #214 on: 2022.April.18. 17:13:25 »
So what is 2.2 and who did it?
I think just a loadable version of 2.1

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« Reply #215 on: 2022.April.18. 19:54:50 »
You are right.... it is the modified version, and the .XR tag for relocatable files is not real, so I would affirm that it is an Hungarian repacking of the modified Rom.

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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #216 on: 2022.May.15. 18:01:43 »
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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #217 on: 2022.May.15. 18:59:21 »
It can be.

I always though that the British car-maker Lotus had the rights of the name on these times.




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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #218 on: 2022.May.15. 19:17:00 »
There was also a company called Elan in the 1980s that made eprom programmers. It was a popular name! :mrgreen:

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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #219 on: 2022.May.15. 19:31:04 »
Hmm... I decided to get nerdy (sorry):

Meaning of Elan
- English word meaning ardor or zeal inspired by passion or enthusiasm.
- Originally, a Native American name meaning "Powerful Spirit", "Friendly".
- Means "I live" in Estonian (first-person singular present form of elama).
- Elon (אֵילוֹן in Hebrew), is a Hebrew surname or masculine given name, which means "tree" or "oak tree". Variants include Alon, Eilan, Eilon, Elan, Ilan and Ilon.


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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #220 on: 2022.May.15. 19:33:37 »
When I'm 64 I'll change my name to ELAN and when I'm 128 I'll change it to ENTERPRISE.

Is your name Oscar or Samurai now? :)

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« Reply #221 on: 2022.May.15. 19:43:03 »
Ok, but.... what really is the word "Elan"?

I have found that it could also come from the French word "Élan"(impulse) or from the expression "Élan vital" a term introduced by the French philosopher Henri Bergson.

So it can be translated to English as "creative impulse", that could perfectly describe the machine they where designing.

But, why a French name for a so British computer? The plan was to sell the computer on all Europe, so it could be the reason.




Ok, sorry, I have been even more nerd....
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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #222 on: 2022.May.15. 20:48:20 »
There is also a Welsh river and valley named Elan.

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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #223 on: 2022.May.16. 22:08:03 »
Is your name Oscar or Samurai now? :)

:ds_icon_cheesygrin: If my name was Samurai, I would never change it :smt065

There is also a Welsh river and valley named Elan.

Maybe the founder of ELAN/Enterprise floated down the ELAN river, abandoned in a basket as a baby, and was found by a benevolent tech geek who raised him. :smt051
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Re: Allsorts of interesting finds
« Reply #224 on: 2022.May.17. 18:13:47 »
Ok, but.... what really is the word "Elan"?

I have found that it could also come from the French word "Élan"(impulse) or from the expression "Élan vital" a term introduced by the French philosopher Henri Bergson.

So it can be translated to English as "creative impulse", that could perfectly describe the machine they where designing.

But, why a French name for a so British computer? The plan was to sell the computer on all Europe, so it could be the reason.

Makes sense to me, I vote for that explanation, @gflorez.

And in regard to France: Maybe they wanted a very palletable name in french, since France hadn't a clear favorite 8-bit computer, like in Spain, Netherlands, Germany etc. France seemed more split between Amstrad, MSX, Atari, Sega SC-3000H, own clones of Sinclair machines and making their own attempts with for instance: Thomson MO5, TO7, Marta Alice 32 and 90 (https://www.reddit.com/r/cassettefuturism/comments/py1bz2/marta_alice_90_a_french_8bit_computer_from_1984/).

I suppose it was a market for the taking for a forward thinking machine, if Enterprise hadn't been delayed so much for various reasons.
And btw, "Enterprise" means the same in french, in fact a french word absorbed into english.


Ok, sorry, I have been even more nerd....
:ds_icon_cheesygrin: I guess we just have to accept that we ARE nerds. :smt032
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