The MTAG Home Page
The Metro-Toronto Coleco Adam User's Group Home in CyberSpace
Established in 1985 the Metro-Toronto Adam Group was formed to help
user's of the then discontinued Coleco Adam computer which
was manufactured from 1983 to 1985. The membership has been over
100 members in the past, but the membership in January 1999 was only 12.
The fee for a 1 year membership (renewable every April) is only $20 per
The current executive is
elections are held by general vote in October, and members then vote on
the various positions available which include Vice-President.
Our meetings are held every month. The normal meeting time is
the 4th Saturday of every month at 6pm. The meetings are held
at the Pape Recreation Centre at the corner of Pape and Gerrard
in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
During the summer months (as defined by the City Department of Recreation)
we move to the Friday before the fourth Saturday. For a resolution of
this potiental confusion, email
Doug Chappell for the latest info
for this meeting.
Every month we meet for around 2 hours, with an "ajournment" to McDonald's
across the street afterwards for continued informal discussions. Allow
time for this if you visit, since this can be the most valuable time of
During the meeting, we normally try to cover two topics, each for an hour.
Here is the schedule for 1997:
We are proposing a repeat of the Mini-Con we held 2 years ago for July.
After reviewing feedback from the participants, we are going to make tis a
slightly more focused event, from 9:30am to 4:30pm. There will be more details
made available as the date approaches. It it likely that there will be a number
of topics explored with 2 hour hands-on sessions. Proposed topics include
Internet expertise, programming, TDOS proficency, graphics and desktop
|January||MTAG tape library||Year review
|February||Upgrading your Adam presented by Dale
with help from Audrey||Intro to TDOS commands with help from Ralph
|March||MTAG PD Library||Installing TDOS
||Making Music with the Adam -- featuring the MidiMite, SEQual, and DynoMite sound digitizer
||The IBM PC connection -- using your PC with the Adam
||Cleaning and Maintaining your Adam
||Relieving the pressure of compression (including ZIP CRUNCH and other mysteries)
|June||Graphics programming in Basic||
|July||Special full day hands on event see below||
||Repairing your Adam disks or tapes
||Animation on the Adam
||Practical Power Paint -- how to create a greeting card submission
||Tour of the insides for the Adam
||Surge ahead with SwiftPrint, and submit MTAG greeting card entries to ANN
||Surf the Internet on the Adam
|December||NO MEETING, MERRY CHRISTMAS||
Our humble Newsletter
At MTAG we publish a bimonthly newsletter called the MTAG Express
which features both local content and the latest info from ANN (the
Adam News Network). Old back issues from the ANN
are archived on
http://www.adamcon.org/ann in HTML format.
When our Newsletter Editor doesn't issue the regular
newsletter, we publish the MTAG Update which contains reprints from
other newsletters and the latest from our recent meetings.
Download mtag1997.pp in
from our secondary ftp server.
This page last updated July 1, 1999
Maintained by Dale Wick.
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