Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Aug 2012 04:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Quick - name the most important personal computer of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Those of you who mentioned the legendary Apple II - that's fine. I respect your decision. Forced to think objectively in 2012, I may even agree. But if you just named Radio Shack's TRS-80, you made me smile. Your choice is entirely defensible. And back in the TRS-80's heyday, I not only would have agreed with it but would have vehemently opposed any other candidate."
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Ah, yes.
by JLF65 on Sat 4th Aug 2012 16:30 UTC
JLF65
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The TRASH-80... you either swore by it, or swore at it. This was the first computer I wrote programs for. It was nothing special. I preferred the Atari 8-bit computer, which is what I ended up buying when I finally got the money to buy my own computer.

The best part of the TRASH-80? The CPU - the Z80 was a joy to program... perhaps the best of the 8-bit CPUs. However, the 6502 was clearly king of the day, being in nearly every 8-bit computer of any worth.

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