I cut my teeth on it...
and I was shocked at how well the basic programing could synthesize voice! The programs I wrote sounded just as good as some of the modern stuff you hear now. I greatly preferred it to anything coming out until the first Toshiba laptop, with built in hard drive in the mid 80's. The Ti/99 would have made a great portable too, if Texas Instruments had just thought about it a little more.
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