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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Fond memories....
by rdean400 on Sun 5th Aug 2012 10:00 UTC
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My grandfather got a TRS-80 a few months after release. Over time, the unit was upgraded, replaced with a model 3, and upgraded to a model 4 with graphics. He also had a model 4p. He bought my family our first computer - a CoCo. We later bought a CoCo 2 and then a CoCo 3 to go along with it. It was fun to hack on those machines.

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