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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RE: Still have a Model 100 laptop
by zima on Sat 4th Aug 2012 07:35 UTC in reply to "Still have a Model 100 laptop"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

Hm, interesting... ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS-80_Model_100 )

The Model 100 firmware was the last Microsoft product that Bill Gates developed personally, along with Suzuki. According to Gates, "part of my nostalgia about this machine is this was the last machine where I wrote a very high percentage of the code in the product".[3] http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/comphist/gates.htm#tc35


Edited 2012-08-04 07:36 UTC

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KLU9 Member since:
2006-12-06

I was just microblogging the other day about how the Model 100 was my 1st computer, and I saw that Bill Gates coded *on* it ( http://oldcomputers.net/trs100.html ) , but fun to learn that he also coded *for* it. thx for that link.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

But... your link says pretty much the same thing, and directs to the same source ;)

The model 100 was the last computer system of which Microsoft's Bill Gates wrote a significant amount of the code. Read more about it in the Bill Gates Interview from the Smithsonian Institute.

( http://www.kyon.pl/img/5478.html overlooking smth like that? ;p )

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