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: Nothing special
by MOS6510 on Sat 4th Aug 2012 11:22 UTC in reply to "Nothing special"
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The computer YOU owned in the 70/80s was ALWAYS the most SPECIAL and BEST one.

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RE[2]: Nothing special
by chiwaw on Sun 5th Aug 2012 04:44 in reply to "RE: Nothing special"
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Completely true. And the proof is that the most awesome computer in the early '80s was the TRS-80 MC-10. I know it bombed and was one of the most limited computer on the marked. But it WAS THE BEST.

It also happened to be my first computer and I learned to program on it. Coincidence? I don't think so.

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RE[3]: Nothing special
by MOS6510 on Sun 5th Aug 2012 04:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Nothing special"
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Overcoming limitations with creativity, time and effort was what is was all about back then.

Unlike today when you complain to a programmer about speed he'll ask you to kill other processes, add memory of buy a new computer.

Programming now is combining libs and APIs using a programming language that has a command for every operation that had made you think in the 70/80s.

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