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09-25-2019, 11:21 AM

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I used to have one of these. I'll betchya almost every millennial guesses wrong (without Googling of course but we know they can't use their brains).
My first programming class used this:
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09-25-2019, 11:31 AM

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09-25-2019, 11:32 AM

No Googling...


What is a TRS80?



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09-25-2019, 11:34 AM

I can still smell the mimeograph paper.


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09-25-2019, 11:44 AM

LOL....

Kids won't be able to fathom....we didn't even have a monitor.
You ran the program and it printed out on a giant sheet of green bar paper using a huge dot matrix printer.
  
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09-25-2019, 11:53 AM

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What is a TRS80?



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A TRS80 was an old Tandy/Radio Shack computer.. super primitive,
there was a big add on memory unit I think was 256mb!
And there was a matching dot matrix printer!

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A TRS80 was an old Tandy/Radio Shack computer.. super primitive,
there was a big add on memory unit I think was 256mb!
And there was a matching dot matrix printer!

I didn't Google.. I had one!
Reminds me.

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09-25-2019, 12:09 PM

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What is a TRS80?



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I used those at a job back in the early 80s. Had 16K of RAM - multiple downloads from a floppy just to read a one-page letter. Wrote a loan servicing program in Basic...

A little before that time, at the same job, I saw my first fax machine.

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The Job of the Future! - 09-25-2019, 01:35 PM

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Reminds me that every magazine had adds to train to be a key punch operator, the job of the future! The future didn't last too long.

The first NC machine I ever saw was a lathe. It turned out the prettiest stainless steel trailer hitch ever seen by man. What was a marvel was the genuinely true round ball that it could turn all the way to the top. Nobody knew how to write for it or convert to key punch so I don't think that quarter million dollar machine at the vo-tech ever did anything but turn out those hitch balls. It was still the marvel of it's time!

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A Screamer - 09-25-2019, 01:43 PM

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Reminds me.

I used to get the Tandy Corp professional catalogues

Looked like a phone book. It was that huge!

My brother was a real time computer tech. After his children were born he wanted them to grow up with computers. Bought a Tandy 8088 with DUAL FLOPPIES! No hard drives in PC's yet. Of course half the programs couldn't recognize that multiple floppy drives were available. That Tandy was faster than any PC that Big Blue offered at the time.

I wasn't into computers until an unplanned midlife career change. My first computer was a screaming 486-25. Upgrade to 160mg hard drive, four meg of ram. That was a CAD monster, only cost me $6600!

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My brother was a real time computer tech. After his children were born he wanted them to grow up with computers. Bought a Tandy 8088 with DUAL FLOPPIES! No hard drives in PC's yet. Of course half the programs couldn't recognize that multiple floppy drives were available. That Tandy was faster than any PC that Big Blue offered at the time.

I wasn't into computers until an unplanned midlife career change. My first computer was a screaming 486-25. Upgrade to 160mg hard drive, four meg of ram. That was a CAD monster, only cost me $6600!

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09-26-2019, 06:06 AM

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My first "real" computer was an Apple IIe. 8 in CRT monitor, twin 5 inch floppy drives and maybe 128ram.....
33 baud rate. Ran Cobal & Fortran


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