So you weren't even born yet, yet you are going to call them idiots. Its responses like this that really get to me. I have a feeling they know a little bit more of what's going on then you did. And you said it yourself "PARTIALLY in response"MrFrodo wrote:Oh, where was I? I wasn't even a sperm cell.
And, if the Avatar was such an infamous factor in ARP's downfall, a more practical means to the development of that synth might have resulted in giving that company a slightly longer timespan.
From what I read in Vintage Synths, the Chroma may be based on the 2600, but it was built partially in response to Sequential's commercial success with the Prophet series. (Phillip Dodds remarked on Sequential's rise to power in his interview.)
From what I understand the Avatar rose from the Centaur project. They needed a way to take some of that R&D and put it into something practical. If I'm wrong about that someone please correct me. It's been a while since I read up on that. One of my best friend's co-workers worked for ARP as an engineer back then. I will be sure to tell him some kid thinks he's an idiot and a shumuk.