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Looking Back at the “Trash 80” :-) February 7, 2015

Posted by Marty Wolfe in Uncategorized.

I actually had the Model III version! .. it had 16KB of memory and you could actually write some amazingly useful software. I mostly used BASIC and it worked great. Software was saved and loaded using magnetic cassette tapes through a consumer grade tape player and recorder. Took about 40 minutes to load the word processor so you could use it and then you couldn’t turn off the computer until you were done as it would dump the memory and the word processor would have to be reloaded. I remember turning in a book report, printed on an Epson MX-80 dot matrix printer, with different fonts and styles (italics, underline, etc) and everyone was totally amazed.

Checkout this walk down memory lane with the 1981 TRS-80 computer catalog.




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