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The 40th Anniversary of the TRS-80


This really brings back some memories. The TRS-80 was the first computer I ever got my hands on. I remember my mother coming home with it, excited to show me the this crazy new thing out on the market.

I played Dinowars, Spider-cide and Dungeons of Daggorath on it. I did my homework on it. I still have the BASIC book that was somehow given to me to learn how to program on it. I remember making one of those aliens that talk gibberish in BASIC as a birthday present for my mother. (She looked at it for all of half-a-second of course!)

After that, I graduated to the Tandy 1000EX. With a dot-matrix printer! Wow. Lots of memories, there.

August 3, 1977: The TRS-80 Personal Computer Goes on Sale

It was with minimal expectations that, on August 3, 1977, Tandy Corporation teamed up with Radio Shack to release the TRS-80, one of the first personal computers available to consumer markets. While Don French—a buyer for the Tandy Radio Shack consumer electronic chain—had convinced some Tandy executives of the need to release a personal comput...
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