August 03, 2005

August 3, 1977

Radio Shack introduced the TRS-80.

I seem to remember playing Pong with it, but maybe the Atari and computer were just hooked up to the same monitor.

I played a lot of Pong.

If I had it now, I'd probably be playing it instead of typing this.

Posted by Jennifer at August 3, 2005 09:00 AM | TrackBack


If you had it today, you'd have no way to hook it up to the net. They didn't call it the "Trash-80" for no reason, although in its day, no one would have expected it to be Internet ready.

Posted by: Rev. Mike at August 3, 2005 09:33 AM

Wrong, Rev. There was a 300 baud modem you could get for the TRS-80. It had to be soldered into the main board, but it worked. Mind you, I wouldn't want to do anything on the internet today with a 300 bps modem, but there it is.

Posted by: Dr_Funk at August 3, 2005 12:26 PM

I had a TRS-80 Color Computer, with a 300 baud modem, pushbutton, you dialed the number with your phone then when the carrier tone came on you pushed the button to connect. Now THAT's science, I could type faster than it displayed.

Oh and I logged onto BBSs, there was no "Internet" per say, but there were naughty local multi-line chatboards. Shit, now I've really aged myself.

Posted by: Oorgo at August 3, 2005 01:43 PM

Ouch! I stand corrected! :)

Posted by: Rev. Mike at August 3, 2005 06:13 PM

Man, your guys's toys sucked eh? :P

Posted by: shank at August 4, 2005 07:05 AM